Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Springboard Finals – Dive 4 Round

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s dive-by-dive analyst and partner of color commentator Cynthia Potter for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics diving competitions….was the intellectually articulate Jack Whitaker….who was an American sportscaster that worked for both CBS and ABC….as he was also is a decorated veteran of World War II….who while fighting in the Normandy Campaign was wounded by an artillery strike.…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Springboard Finals – Dive 2 Round

DOG ASIDE: The ABC diving color commentator for the entire men’s and women’s diving competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was Cynthia Ann Potter….who was also a former American Olympic diver. She was a member of three Olympic diving teams, winning a bronze medal in the 1976 women’s 3-meter springboard competition…..and was an 11-time All-American….having won a…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Springboard Finals – Dive 1 Round

DOG ASIDE: In this the first round dives of the men’s 3 m springboard diving competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics features GBR Christopher Snode, CHN Tan Liagande, USA Ron Merriott and USA Greg Louganis….as the first round dives are not high degree of difficulty dives…..but even in these less complicated dives….Greg Louganis seems…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform Medal Ceremony – Greg Louganis & Bruce Kimball

DOG ASIDE: This video of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics men’s 10 m platform diving competition medal ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of three really outstanding divers….as gold was presented to USA Greg Louganis….in my sportsphile opinion….Louganis was the greatest there has ever been……as the silver went to USA Bruce Kimball….whom I rank in the top…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Discus Throw – USA Mac Wilkens – 1st Throw

DOG ASIDE: Mac Maurice Wilkins (born November 15, 1950) is an American athlete….who competed mainly in the discus throw. Wilkins competed for the United States in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada in the discus throw….where he won the gold medal with a distance of 221′ 5″ to defeat Wolfgang Schmidt of East Germany by four…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform Finals – 6th Dive Round

DOG ASIDE: USA Greg Louganis ran away with both gold medals in the men’s 3 m springboard and the men’s 10 m platform diving competitions at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….but there was a serious “dive-for-dive” contest going on for the silver medal in platform diving…..as USA Bruce Kimball and CHN Li Hongzheng were attacking…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform Finals – 7th Dive Round

DOG COMMENTARY: I want to shed a little light on USA’s 1984 Olympic Men’s Platform Diver Bruce D. Kimball….who won a silver medal for the 10 meter platform at the 1984 Summer Olympics….placing behind fellow teammate Greg Louganis. The truth be known….had Kimball been in many other Olympic platform diving events other than one where a…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform Finals – 8th Dive Round

DOG ASIDE: Albin Killat (born January 1, 1961 in Munich, Bayern) is a retired diver from Germany….who is best known for twice winning the gold medal in the men’s 3m springboard event at the European Championships (1987 and 1991).  Killat represented West Germany in two consecutive Summer Olympics…starting in 1984 (Los Angeles, California). He ended…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform – Final Dive Round

DOG ASIDE: The men’s platform diving competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was basically over by the time the competition started….cuz USA Greg Louganis was simply “head and shoulders” better than the rest of the competition in the field…..having won the preliminary round by 88 points over CHN Li Konzheng, Chan Tong Hui and…