Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo – Closing Ceremony – Part 3 – ABC With Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: The Soviet Union dominated the ice hockey competition….winning every match to take their sixth Olympic gold in eight Winter Games.   East German sledders fully demonstrated their prowess at the Trebević track….as Wolfgang Hoppe and Dietmar Schauerhammer clinched gold in both bobsleigh events….while Bernhard Lehmann and Bogdan Musiol secured both silvers.  Led by Steffi Martin, who won…

Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo – Closing Ceremony – ABC With Jim McKay – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Winter Olympics at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia left some lasting impressions of great athletes on the sports worlds…..American skier Phil Mahre….runner-up in 1980 at Lake Placid….won the slalom event and saw his twin brother Steve secure the silver medal.….in biathlon, Eirik Kvalfoss of Norway and Peter Angerer of West Germany won six medals between…

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 – 1980 Lake Placid – Closing Ceremony – Host Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: For every Sportsphile out there in the world….the Closing Ceremony telecast for any Olympic Games is a bit of a sad day….cuz the Olympics are over….and the Olympic fans won’t get to view another for four years…..and the wait seems to be endless….but the Closing Ceremony for the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Figure Skating & Ice Dancing

DOG ASIDE: Ice dancing is a discipline of figure skating that draws from ballroom dancing….as 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 – 1980 Lake Placid – Figure Skating Special – John Curry & Dorothy Hamill Return To Olympics

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Jim McKay brings the viewer of this video clip a blast from the past in Olympic Figure Skating at the 1980 Lake Placid Games…. as past Olympic Champions John Curry and Dorothy Hamill return to the ice at the Olympics to perform a special added attraction at the Lake Placid Games.  I…

Olympics -1984 L A Games Day 4 – Women’s Swimming 200m Backstroke & 200m Butterfly

DOG ASIDE: Jolanda de Rover (gold) from the Netherlands defeated USA Amy White (silver) in the women’s 200m backstroke…..but the real winner on this day was none other than “Madame Butterfly”….USA Mary T. Meagher….the world’s best women’s butterfly swimmer for many years. Mary T. was surely one of those swimmers worth watching every time she entered…