Gymnastics – 1985 – 35th NBA All Star Game Special – Pat OBrien Interview With USA Mary Lou Retton

Pat O’Brien is an American author and radio host….who is best known for his work as a sportscaster with  CBS Sports from 1981 to 1997….as well as his work as the anchor and host of Access Hollywood from 1997 to 2004….and The Insider from 2004 to 2008.  O’Brien covered six Olympic Games….with two being for CBS in 1992 and 1994…..and four for NBC in 2000, 2002, 2004…

Gymnastics – 1980 – Exhibition In NYC – Mens Floor Exercise Finals – USA Peter Kormann

Peter Kormann is a retired American gymnast and gymnastics coach….who became the first American to medal in competition against the Soviets….when he won a bronze medal in the men’s floor competition …. which was also the first Olympic medal of any type won by an American gymnast in 44 years. Kormann competed for Southern Connecticut State University under coach Abie Grossfeld….when in…

Gymnastics – 1980 – Exhibition In NYC – Womens Floor Exercise – ROM Nadia Comaneci – With Jim McKay

Nadia Comăneci began gymnastics in kindergarten with a local team called Flacăra (“The Flame”)….with coaches Duncan and Munteanu….when at age 6, she was chosen to attend Béla Károlyi’s experimental gymnastics school after Károlyi spotted a friend and her turning cartwheels in a schoolyard….as Károlyi was looking for gymnasts he could train from a young age….and saw the two girls during recess….so,…

Gymnastics – 1985 – American Cup Championships – Womens Floor Exercise – USA Mary Lou Retton

Mary Lou Retton is a retired American gymnast…..who won the gold medal in the individual all-around competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals….. when her performance made her one of the most popular athletes in the United States.  Retton was inspired by watching Nadia Comăneci outshine defending Olympic two-event winner Olga Korbut on…

Gymnastics – 1985 – American Cup Championships – Mens Horizontal Bar Finals – USA Tim Daggett

Tim Daggett is a former American gymnast….who competed in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, along with Bart Conner, Peter Vidmar and Mitch Gaylord…..when he scored a perfect 10 on the horizontal high bar…which assisted his team in winning a gold medal…..as the first for the U.S. men’s gymnastics team in Olympic history.  In addition to the team gold medal, he earned an individual bronze medal on the pommel…

Gymnastics – 1985 – American Cup Championship – Men’s Floor Exercise Finals – With USA Dan Hayden

Dan Hayden is a retired American gymnast….who was a member of the USA’s 1985 and 1987 World Championships teams…..and was a US national champion while competing for Arizona State University….and was a collegiate national champion. In 1988, he was second at Olympic Trials during the first day of competition….but fell to eighth the second day….when he twice missed a Kovacs release…

Gymnastics – 1985 – American Cup Championship – Mens Horizontal Bar Finals – CHN Yang Yueshan

The Chinese men’s gymnastics team showed up on the medal stands in Los Angeles for the 1984 Olympic Games by taking 2nd in the team all-around medal with a team consisting of Li Ning, Tong Fei and Li Xaoping, Lou Yun, Li Yuejiu and Xu Zhiqiang….and by the time 1985 rolled around, the Chinese men’s…

Music – 1980 – Sherman Brothers – Its A Small World – With ROM Nadia Comaneci + Teammates Shopping

It’s a Small World is a water-based dark ride located in the Fantasyland area at the various Walt Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide….which include Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California….the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida….Tokyo Disneyland….Disneyland Paris…. and Hong Kong Disneyland….with its inaugural version having originally premiered at the 1964 New York World’s Fair before permanently moving to Disneyland. The ride features over 300 audio-animatronic children in traditional costumes from cultures around…