Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Flywts – Paul Gonzales VS John Lyon

DOG ASIDE: John Patrick Lyon (born 9 March 1962) is a retired boxer from Great Britain….who was a member of the Greenall St. Helens Amateur Boxing Club….when he twice competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and 1988 Seoul Olympics…..along with winning the gold medal in the men’s flyweight division (– 48 kg) at the 1986…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – The 2 Chinas & Womens Platform Diving Prelims

DOG COMMENTARY: Jim McKay brings the women’s platform diving preliminary round competition at the McDonald’s Swim Center on the University of Southern California (USC) campus on Day 14 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..as this beautiful swim facility on the college campus carried the name of the corporate sponsor for swimming and diving at The…

Olympics 1984 Los Angeles – Kayak – Mens 1000m Doubles Heats

DOG ASIDE: The men’s K-2 1000 metres event was a pairs kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1984 Summer Olympics…..as the American team of Terry Kent and Terry White would come in 2nd in this qualifying heat to Canada’s Hugh Fisher and Alwyn Morris….as the Canadian doubles team would eventually go…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lightwts – USA Meldrick Taylor VS KEN John Wanjau

DOG ASIDE: Meldrick Taylor (born October 19, 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former Olympic gold medalist…..who was a two weight class professional world boxing champion.  Taylor was one of many boxing champions hailing from the city of Philadelphia….learning his craft in the gyms of his hometown….posting a 99-4 record as an amateur fighter.  In 1984,…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving Womens Springboard Prelims & Track Mens 110m Hurdles Heats

DOG ASIDE: This video covers the women’s 3m springboard diving competition prelims….including the 6th and 7th dives in qualifying for the finals…USA divers Chris Seufart and Kelly McCormick….as Kelly is the daughter of springboard and platform diving gold medalist Pat McCormick at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics in Finland…..and the double gold winner again at the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Men’s Springboard Prelims

DOG ASIDE: The standings in the 1984 Olympics Men’s Springboard Diving competition after four (4) dives were Greg Louganis – USA – 179.55 pts….followed by China’s Li Hongping with 178.47 pts….then Tan of China with 170.19 pts…..then came Italy’s Italiani with 169.29 pts….with 5th place being held by USA’s Ron Merriott with 165.99 pts  The…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian Show Jumping – Great Britian & Spain

DOG ASIDE: The Equestrian Events at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics included Show Jumping, Dressage and Eventing…as all three disciplines had both individual and team competitions. The equestrian sports were held at Santa Anita Racetrack….which offered stabling for up to 2100 horses….a grandstand with almost 16000 seats….managed by experienced horsemen. However, this was the first time…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Flyweights – Paul Gonzales VS Jose Marcelino Bolivar

DOG ASIDE: Paul Garza Gonzales (born April 18, 1964 in Pecos, Texas) was a Mexican American boxer….who won the light flyweight gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics.  Gonzales was the winner of the Val Barker Trophy for Outstanding Boxer at those Games….after having won a silver medal the previous year at the 1983 Pan…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Show Jumping – USA Joseph Fargis on Touch of Class

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy was at Santa Anita Park Raceway on Sunday, August 12th….for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Equestrian Individual Show Jumping Competition….as this was the first equestrian show jumping event that BD had ever seen live.  Santa Anita was packed with 16,000+ fans….who were all “dressed to the nines”…..meaning that they had their Sunday…