Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Cycling Mens 1000m Sprint Finals Heat 2 – USA Mark Gorski Vs USA Nelson Vails

As speed skating legend and professional cyclist Eric Heiden and sportscaster Jay Randolph call this 2nd heat of the men’s 1000m sprint finals between the two Americans…..Mark Gorski and Nelson Vails….they both speculate on what Vails needs to do to beat his teammate…..but, the simple fact was that Gorski was simply a better sprinter than…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Cycling Mens Sprint Finals – 1 Of Best Of 3 – USA Gorski Vs USA Vails

USA Olympic cyclists in the men’s 1000m sprint competition were two riders from very different places that found themselves competing for the gold medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..as Mark Gorski was fundamentalist in the sport…..who trained hard on the road and in the weight room….while Nelson Vails was called “The Cheetah”…..who prowled the streets…

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…

Cycling – 1985 – Tour De France – Bernard Hinault + Greg LeMond + Stephen Roche

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 Tour de France was the 72nd Tour de France….which took place from June 28th to July 21st  over 4,109 km (2,553 mi) in 22 stages and a prologue….as France’s Bernard Hinault would attempt to equal the records of Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx….who had each won the Tour de France five times….for Hinault was unable to compete due to tendinitis in 1983….while finishing 2nd to Laurent…

Special – 1980 – HBOs Sports Magazine’s Year in Review – Featuring The Miracle on Ice

DOG COMMENTARY:    After posting 1800 vintage videos on this site over the past 2 years…. It is this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….that some of my very favorite videos are the ones that show highlights of the entire year in sports….like this HBO produced special look at 1980.  Every year that passes by embody…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Women’s Field Hockey & Swimming & Heptalon – Mens Cycling & Wrestling

DOG ASIDE: This women’s field hockey match between the USA vs Netherlands feature two teams that would eventually win medals…..as the Dutch women would go on to win gold….while the American women would take home the bronze medal….which was quite an accomplishment for the USA side…..who had never medaled in Olympic women’s field hockey before. The…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Men’s Track Cycling Sprint Finals – USA Nelson Vails VS Mark Gorski

DOG ASIDE: The story of Nelson Vail’s ascent to stardom during the 1984 L A Games was an indication of just how brilliant and effective ABC Sports was at building potential Olympic heroes.  Nelson Beasley Vails (born October 13, 1960) is a retired road and track cyclist from the United States….who rode as a professional from 1988 to 1995 representing the USA…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens Cycling Sprint Finals & Mens Triple Jump & Equestrian Team Eventing

DOG COMMENTARY: This video covers events that took place in Day 2 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games….featuring the men’s track cycling sprint finals with USA cyclists Mark Gorski and Nelson Vails in awesome head to head competition for the gold medal….followed by the track & field men’s triple jump with Americans Mike Conley,…