Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Preview Cycling 1000m Sprint Final – USAs Mark Gorski Vs Nelson Vails

Longtime sportscaster Bill Flemming and speed skating legend Eric Heiden provide an indepth assessment and preview of the men’s cycling 1000m sprint finals between USA Mark Gorski and USA Nelson Vails prior to their heads-up race for the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics. Mark Gorski was a member of the 1980, 1984 and…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Equestrian – Team Event Show Jump – GBR Virginia Holgate On Priceless

Eventing….which is also known as three day eventing or horse trials is an equestrian event where a single horse and rider combine….and compete against other combinations of horse and rider…..across the three disciplines of dressage….cross-country….and show jumping.   This event has its roots in a comprehensive cavalry test that required mastery of several types of riding.  Virginia Holgate is a British equestrian competitor who competed in eventing….while being the 1986 World Champion….and three-time…

Pool – 1980 – Trick Shot Extravaganza – With Empire State Champion Ernie Costa And Howard Cosell

The game of table pool is played in local bars and at pool tournaments all over the USA each and every day…..which provides the venues to develop and design the best and most amazing trick pool shots ever conceived in the minds of great pool players.  During the 1970’s and 1980’s….ABCs Wide World of Sports would…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Equestrian Team 3 Day Eventing Show Jump USA Karen Stives On Ben Arthur

Karen Elizabeth Stives was an American equestrian eventing competitor and Olympic champion….who qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team….but like 461 other USA Olympic Team athletes…did not compete due to the unfortunate decision of President Jimmy Carter …..who chose to mix politics into sports….and dictated to the  U.S. Olympic Committee that our Team boycott the 1980 Moscow Olympics…..which…

Olympics – 1972 – Munich Games – USA Eddie Hart Remembers The Day He Missed His Olympic Start Time

At the US Olympic Trials in 1972….Eddie Hart and Rey Robinson repeated their duo-held world record running of the 100 m in 9.9 seconds….and were both favored to win the race at the Olympic Games in Munich….but they were both eliminated in the 100 m race because their coach, Stan Wright….who unknowingly used an outdated Olympic schedule to determine the starting time of their quarterfinal heat….thus failing to deliver…