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 – Salute To Doug Russell: The Man Who Beat Swimming Phenom Mark Spitz To Gold In The 100m Butterfly

Writing this story brings a great deal of joy to this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile….cuz it’s about a man who Bone Daddy has known since his youth…..which was a long time ago now in 2020 since the story starts in 1959….when they were competitors as opposing quarterbacks for Bone Daddy for San Jacinto Jr High…

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 – Olympiad – The Magnificent Ones – Mark Spitz & Lasse Viren – Host Jesse Owens

DOG COMMENTARY: Bud Greenspan’s film series called The Olympiad is the best “top shelf” productions of films about the Olympic Games ever produced in this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s humble opinion….and this particular video called “The Magnificient Ones”  is a stunning example of my opinion….as it features legendary 9 Olympic gold medal swimmer USA Mark Spitz….along…

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…

DOG ASIDE: James “Jim” Ray Hines (born September 10, 1946) is a retired American track and field athlete….who held the 100 m world record for 15 years….as he was the first sprinter to officially break the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters with fully automatic timing….running an electronically timed 9.95 to win the 1968 Olympics…

Olympics – 1968 Mexico City – Track – POL Irena Kirszenstein & USA Barbara Ferrell

DOG ASIDE: Irena Szewińska (born Irena Kirszenstein on 24 May 1946) is a retired Polish sprinter who was one of the world’s foremost athletes for nearly two decades, in multiple events.  She won gold in Tokyo in 1964 in the 4 x 100m relay and silver in the 200m and long jump….then gold in 1968…

Olympics – 1972 Munich – Mens Swimming – USA Mark Spitz Part 2

DOG ASIDE: Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950) is an American former competition swimmer….nine-time Olympic champion….and former world record-holder in seven events.  He won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich….an achievement surpassed only by Michael Phelps….who won eight golds at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.  Spitz set new world…