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…

Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo – Closing Ceremony – ABC Hilites With Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: In my lil ole Sportsphile opinion….the Closing Ceremony at any Olympic Games is an expression of the best of life….and the worst of life….for it is a time when all the athletes of the world come together one final time to celebrate their accomplishments of competing in the Olympics….as each and every participant…

Olympics – 1988 Calgary – Figure Skating – Ice Dancing

DOG ASIDE: Ice dancing is a discipline of figure skating that draws from ballroom dancing. It joined the World Figure Skating Championships in 1952….and became a Winter Olympic Games medal sport in 1976.  As in pair skating, dancers compete as a couple consisting of a man and a woman. Ice dance differs from pair skating…

Olympics – 1988 Calgary – Figure Skating – Pairs & Singles – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: Figure Skating at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics had a star-studded class of skaters…..including on the men’s ice….USA Brian Boitano, CAN Brian Orser, USSR’s Viktor Petrenko & Alexander Fadeev….on the women’s ice… East Germany Katarina Witt, CAN Elizabeth Manley, USA’s Debi Thomas & Jill Trenary and Japan Midori Ito….on the pairs ice….USSR’s Gordeeva…

Olympics – 1968 Mexico City – Men’s Decathlon – USA Bill Toomey

Ten’s my favorite number. Ten letters in my name. Born January 10, always wore number 10 as a ball player. It had to be the decathlon.” — Bill Toomey DOG ASIDE: William Anthony Toomey (born January 10, 1939) is a former American track and field competitor….and the 1968 Mexico City Olympic decathlon champion.  A graduate of…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Biathlon & Cross Country Skiing

DOG ASIDE: Biathlon debuted at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley with the men’s 20 km individual event….while at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble….the men’s 4×7.5 km relay debuted….followed by the 10 km sprint event at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. Beginning at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville….women’s biathlon debuted with…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Closing Ceremony – IOC Lord Killanin & Finale

DOG ASIDE: The closing of every the 13th Winter Olympics was a happy experience….which left a hole in the hearts of all of those who participated….and all of those who watched…..leaving memories that will last a lifetime…..as no HUMAN who watched the Lake Placid Winter Games will ever forget these highlights of the Games: The…

Olympics – 1976 Montreal – Men’s Decathlon – USA Bruce Jenner

DOG ASIDE: The Men’s decathlon competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, was held at the Olympic Stadium on 29–30 July. The decathlon consists of ten track and field events, with a points system that awards higher scores for better results in each of the ten components. The athletes all compete in one…