Music – 1984 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful – USA Medal Winners At Sarajevo Olympics Hilights

“America the Beautiful“ is a patriotic song…..with the lyrics having been written by Katharine Lee Bates….while the music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward at Grace Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey….as the two never met. At various times in the more than 100 years that have elapsed since the song was written….and particularly during the John F. Kennedy administration…..there have…

Olympics – 1984 – ESPN Sportscenter – Sarajevo Winter Games Olympic Edition – With David Sullivan

DOG ASIDE:  This ESPN SportsCenter Olympic Edition coverage of the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympic Games is hosted by David Sullivan….as he man’s the sports desk for ESPN during their coverage of the first week of these Games of Sarajevo…..which leads off with a report from Ed Pickett regarding the men’s alpine skiing downhill event featuring…

Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo Olympics – Ice Dancing & Bobsled & Mens Biathlon & Womens Luge & Ski Jump

DOG COMMENTARY: On this day at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics….the outstanding crew of ABC Sports broadcasters….including the elegamt and eloquent Jim McKay as the host of the telecast….with figure skating being covered by a young Jim Lampley….plus the ever so talented mens’ figure skating Olympic champion and absolutely “spot on” analyst of figure skating competition, the…

Olympics – 1988 Calgary – Men’s Hockey – USA VS WGermany – 1st Period

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With the Americans winning gold at the Lake Placid Winter Games in 1980….the expectations of each the Olympic team to follow were higher…and the same goes for the 1988 squad…..who in this video clip is playing a must win game against the West Germans….just to have a chance to get into medal contention. 

Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo – Closing Ceremony – Part 3 – ABC With Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: The Soviet Union dominated the ice hockey competition….winning every match to take their sixth Olympic gold in eight Winter Games.   East German sledders fully demonstrated their prowess at the Trebević track….as Wolfgang Hoppe and Dietmar Schauerhammer clinched gold in both bobsleigh events….while Bernhard Lehmann and Bogdan Musiol secured both silvers.  Led by Steffi Martin, who won…

Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo – Closing Ceremony – ABC With Jim McKay – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Winter Olympics at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia left some lasting impressions of great athletes on the sports worlds…..American skier Phil Mahre….runner-up in 1980 at Lake Placid….won the slalom event and saw his twin brother Steve secure the silver medal.….in biathlon, Eirik Kvalfoss of Norway and Peter Angerer of West Germany won six medals between…

Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo – ABC Olympic Wrap-Up – With Jim McKay Closing Comments

DOG ASIDE: There is absolutely no sportscaster who is better at wrapping up an Olympic Games than Jim McKay….as he just has a way of shining a light on the athletes….their events….and the drama surrounding those events…..including the comedy and the tragedy that becomes inner twined with the saga of the Olympic stories as they…