L E’s Stories – “These Are The Olympics. You Die For Them” – Tribute To Discus Thrower Extraordinaire Al Oerter

Today’s story is about one of the greatest track and field athletes to ever grace a track meet….who was always at his best on the biggest stage of them all for track and field, the Olympic Games….as he was the reigning Olympic gold medalist in the discus throw from 1956 to 1968…while winning the event…

L E’s Stories – “The South Texas Tornado” – A Salute To Bobby Morrow – The Fastest Man On Earth + The Most Relaxed Sprinter Of All Tine

For a developing future Sportsphile…..Bone Daddy was fortunate to live across the street from Memorial Stadium in Midland, Texas….cuz all he had to do was “jump the fence”….and he was in to any and all events of all kinds of sports that took place….so, BD had a training ground that allowed him to see how…

Music – 1956 – Olympic Band – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At Medal Ceremony Of Mens Decathlon

The Men’s decathlon competition at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 29–30…..and the gold medal was won by USA Milt Campbell with 7937 points….as USA Rafer Johnson captured Silver with 7587 points….as USSR Vasili Kuznetsov garnered the bronze medal with 7465 points.  The decathlon consists of ten track and field events….with a points system that awards higher scores for…

Track + Field – 1986 – Special – Olympic Hero Wilma Rudolph Speaks For The NCAA And Tells Her Story

DOG ASIDE: Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American sprinter from Clarksville, Tennessee….who became a world-record-holding Olympic champion and international sports icon in track and field following her successes in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and 1960 Rome Olympic….as Rudolph competed in the 200m dash and won a bronze medal in the 4 × 100-meter relay in 1956….then she won three gold medals in…

Olympics – Special – Olympiad – The Rare Ones – Irena Szewinska & Klaus Dibiasi & Pat McCormick & Harrison Dillard

DOG COMMENTARY: As I have often said, I am a huge fan of the Olympic films produced by Bud Greenspan  called Olympiad….and this one seen herewith called “The Rare Ones” provides the Olympics sports fan with an indepth look at the Olympic history set by four very outstanding and extraordinary Olympic athletes including two track sprinters….Poland’s Irena…

Olympics – Special – The Rare Ones – Mens 800m – Peter Snell & Dave Wottle & Alberto Juantorena

DOG ASIDE: After posting over 1600 vintage sports, comedy and music videos here at Imasportsphile…..I have grown to have a particular liking for the works of certain sports film producers such as Ed and Steve Sabol at NFL Films along with Bud Greenspan and his Olympiad Series….which focuses on various Olympic events and the athletes…

Olympics – 1952 Helsinki & 1956 Melbourne – Womens Diving – USA Pat McCormick

DOG ASIDE: Patricia Joan “Pat” McCormick (born May 12, 1930 in Seal Beach, California) is a retired female diver from the United States….who won a total number of four gold medals by winning both diving events at two consecutive Summer Olympics (1952 Helsinki and 1956 Melbourne).  As a child in the 1930s and 40’s she…

Olympics – 1956 Melbourne – Track – Mens 800m – USA Tom Courtney & GB Derek Johnson

DOG ASIDE: Thomas “Tom” William Courtney (born August 17, 1933) is a retired American athlete…winner of two gold medals at the 1956 Summer Olympics….who was born in Newark, New Jersey….as Tom Courtney came into national prominence while a student at Fordham University, winning the 1955 NCAA 880 yd (805 m) title.  An AAU champion in 400m…