Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championship Ice Dance Comp – USSR Marina Klimova + Serei Ponomarenko

Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko are former competitive ice dancers…..who competed for the Soviet Union and the Unified Team…..as they became the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympic figure skating ice dance champions…..the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics silver medalists…..and the 1984 Sarajevo Winterr Olympics bronze medalists….along with being three-time World champions….as well as  four-time European champions.  In addition to winning three World championships and four European…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships Mens Finals – CZK Josef Sabovcik – With Scott Hamilton

Jozef (Jumping Joe) Sabovčík is a Slovak figure skater…..who competed representing Czechoslovakia…. when he was the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympic bronze medalist in the men’s competition….while being a two-time European champion in 1985 and 1986…..and a six-time Czechoslovak national champion…..whereas his quad toe loop at the 1986 European Championships was originally approved as the first quad jump landed in competition.  Sabovčík began skating when he was six years old….when his…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championship Ice Dance Competition – CAN Tracy Wilson + Robert McCall

Tracy Wilson and partner Rob McCall were a Canadian ice dance team that won the Canadian national championship seven times from 1982 – 1988….and were three-time World Figure Skating Championships bronze medalist….and the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics bronze medalist.  In the summer of 1981, Wilson teamed up with Rob McCall….as their partnership started at the Elgin Barrow Arena in Richmond Hill, Ontario…..where they trained throughout their competitive careers…..in which…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships Mens Free Skate – USA Brian Boitano – With Scott Hamilton

The 1986 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Geneva, Switzerland from March 18th to March 23rd…..as an event sanctioned by the International Skating Union…..with medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.  The ISU Representative was Czech Josef Dědič and the ISU Technical Delegate was Elemér Terták of Hungary.  Soviet judge Natalia Danilenko was suspended for ignoring a new rule requiring mandatory deductions…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships Ice Dancing Finals – USSR Natalia Bestemianova + Andrei Bukin

Natalia Bestemianova is a Russian ice dancer who competed for the Soviet Union with her partner Andrei Bukin….who together won the gold in Pairs Figure Skating at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics….the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics silver medalist….along with being the four-time World champions…..and three-time World silver medalist…..plus, the five-time European champion.  Bestemianova and Butkin were coached by legendary ice dancing coach Tatiana Tarasova…..when they capped their…

Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France Stage 1 – 53 Miles Of Nanterre To Sceaux – 7 Eleven Alex Stieda Wins

Alex Stieda is a former professional road bicycle racer from Canada…..who led five classifications of the Tour de France on the second day of the 1986 Tour de France…..including the general classification, the mountains classification, the combination classification, the intermediate sprints classification and the young rider classification….thus becoming the first North American to lead the Tour de France.  Stieda finished in 120th place in his only Tour de France….while riding on the…

Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France – Special – A History Of The Challenges & Pain Of The Tour De France

In this 1986 Tour de France video seen herewith…..CBS race analyst Phil Liggett takes the viewer on a historical journey of the great French bicycle race…..from it’s humble beginnings…..when the cyclists had to carry their own bikes…..as there were no team cars and technicians to fix bikes that break…..or trainers and masseuse to fix the…

Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France – Profiles USA Greg LeMond Vs FRA Benard Hinault + Race Highlights

One of the truly great sports rivalries took place on top of racing bike seats during the cycling seasons of 1984, 1985 and and culminating in 1986 at the Tour de France…..and although it was a short lived rivalry…..while vividly and vibrantly taking place really over a total of about 72 or so days (…

Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France Stage 3 – Davis Phinney Becomes 1st American To Win A Tour Stage

On July 6, 1986, something happened at the Tour de France on the 214 km / 133 mile course from Levallois-Perret to Lievin…..when a member of the 1st American cycling team to ever compete in a Tour de France….when  name Team 7-Eleven’s Davis Phinney won Stage 3 of the 1986 Tour…..as no American had ever graced the…