Boxing – 1980 – Howard Cosell InStudio With Welterwt Champ Sugar Ray Leonard After Duran II Fight

The rematch took place November 25, 1980, at the Superdome in New Orleans. Leonard used his superior speed and movement to outbox and befuddle Durán…..saying “The whole fight, I was moving, I was moving….and Voom! I snapped his head back with a jab. Voom! I snapped it back again. He tried to get me against the ropes….when I’d pivot,…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships Mens Free Skate – USA Brian Boitano – With Scott Hamilton

The 1986 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Geneva, Switzerland from March 18th to March 23rd…..as an event sanctioned by the International Skating Union…..with medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.  The ISU Representative was Czech Josef Dědič and the ISU Technical Delegate was Elemér Terták of Hungary.  Soviet judge Natalia Danilenko was suspended for ignoring a new rule requiring mandatory deductions…

Music – 1982 – Some Of Country Music Hottest Bands – Orange Blossom Special – Live Austin City Limit

The fiddle tune “Orange Blossom Special” is about the passenger train of the same name….which was written by Ervin T. Rouse in 1938….with the original recording being created by Ervin and Gordon Rouse in 1939.  It is often called simply The Special…..and has been referred to as the fiddle player’s national anthem…..and for that matter, country music’s national anthem. Rouse copyrighted the song before the Orange Blossom…

Boxing – 1982 – NBCs Marv Albert Interview With Lt Heavywt Bobby Czyz After Losing To Mustafa Hamsho

In this 1982 interview by NBC’s Marv Albert of middleweight boxer Bobby Czyz after his 10 round loss to Mustafa Hamsho…..in which Czyz entered the ring with a record of 20 wins and no losses…..it is easy to see in Czyz’s voice and body language that he was extremely disappointed at losing the fight….and was…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships Ice Dancing Finals – USSR Natalia Bestemianova + Andrei Bukin

Natalia Bestemianova is a Russian ice dancer who competed for the Soviet Union with her partner Andrei Bukin….who together won the gold in Pairs Figure Skating at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics….the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics silver medalist….along with being the four-time World champions…..and three-time World silver medalist…..plus, the five-time European champion.  Bestemianova and Butkin were coached by legendary ice dancing coach Tatiana Tarasova…..when they capped their…

Body Building – 1985 – I F B B Womens World Championship – Featuring Vera Bendel – With Bruce Jenner

Vera Bendel is a German bodybuilder and entrepreneur….who was the first German champion in women’s bodybuilding….and she was also the first German bodybuilder to become a professional in the sport.  In November 1979 she opened her gym in Hanau-Steinheim together with her husband Willi Bendel….where  Ralf Moeller and Kurt Felix also trained…..when in the spring…

Body Building – 1985 – Bruce Jenner + Linda Thomson Jenner Intro To IFBB Women World Championships

Bruce Jenner won the decathlon gold medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games and became an instant national hero in America. Jenner appeared on the cover of the August 9, 1976, issue of Sports Illustrated….the February 1979 issue of Gentleman’s Quarterly….and on the cover of Playgirl  magazine ….and little did anyone know at this time that he would…

Body Building – 1985 – I F B B Womens World Championship – Featuring Marjo Selin – With Bruce Jenner

Internationally recognized personality Marjo Selin has acquired numerous titles including the National Championship in her native Finland and the European Championship. She won the bronze medal at the Women’s Pro World Championship in Nice, France….while competing in 8 consecutive Ms. Olympia contests between 1981 to 1989…..as Marjo placed in the Top Six Finalists in 1987…

Body Building – 1986 – I F B B Ms Olympia Championships – Featuring Clare Furr – With Dorothy Lucey

Clare Furr was one of the early greats of female bodybuilding….as fans and the judges alike both loved her big, thick arms and shoulders and stunning pecs…..as her routine in the 1986 Ms. Olympia Championships…..which took place on November 19, 1986, at the Felt Forum in Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York…..which was the 7th Ms. Olympia…