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…

Music – 1984 – All American Olympic Band – Star Spangled Banner – L A Olympic Cycling Medal Ceremony

We are so glad that we started our Star Spangled Banner section here at ImaSportsphile ….cuz we have had really good response from folks who enjoy the videos of our National Anthem….and what an wonderful array of artist performing our hallowed song….so, when you run across one like this rendition….played at the medal ceremony for the men’s…

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 – Mens Track Cycling Sprint Finals – USA Nelson Vails Vs USA Mark Gorski

DOG ASIDE: Track cycling is a bicycle racing sport usually held on specially built banked tracks or velodromes (but many events are held at older velodromes where the track banking is relatively shallow) using track bicycles.  With the exception of the 1912 Olympics….track cycling has been featured in every modern Olympic Games….with women’s track cycling was first included in the 1988 Seoul Olympics….then the competitions…