Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian Show Jumping – FGR Paul Schockemohle On Deister

DOG ASIDE: Paul Schockemöhle (born March 22, 1945, in Mühlen, Oldenburg) is a former German showjumper….and is the brother of Alwin Schockemöhle….another leading German rider. He was three times European Champion on his best horse Deister….which he rode to a FGR team bronze at Los Angeles in 1984….having won a team silver at the 1976 Montreal…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian Show Jumping – Great Britian & Spain

DOG ASIDE: The Equestrian Events at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics included Show Jumping, Dressage and Eventing…as all three disciplines had both individual and team competitions. The equestrian sports were held at Santa Anita Racetrack….which offered stabling for up to 2100 horses….a grandstand with almost 16000 seats….managed by experienced horsemen. However, this was the first time…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Show Jumping – USA Joseph Fargis on Touch of Class

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy was at Santa Anita Park Raceway on Sunday, August 12th….for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Equestrian Individual Show Jumping Competition….as this was the first equestrian show jumping event that BD had ever seen live.  Santa Anita was packed with 16,000+ fans….who were all “dressed to the nines”…..meaning that they had their Sunday…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Show Jumping – USA Joseph Fargis on Touch of Class

DOG ASIDE: Joseph Halpin Fargis IV (born April 2, 1948) is an American show jumping champion….who participated in the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles….where he won a gold medal in the individual jumping with the American-bred Thoroughbred bay mare named Touch of Class….also participating on the American winning team in the Team Jumping competition in Los…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Gymnastics – Womens Vault – USA Tracee Talavera

DOG ASIDE: Tracee Ann Talavera (born September 1, 1966) is an American retired artistic gymnast of Mexican-American descent….who competed for the United States at the Olympics and World Championships…..who was the 1981 and 1982 U.S. National All-Around Champion….and a member of the silver medal-winning American team at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. She won the U.S. Olympic…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Decathlon Pole Vault & Mens 1500 Heats

DOG ASIDE: Pole vaulting is a track and field event in which a person uses a long, flexible pole (which today is usually made either of fiberglass or carbon fiber) as an aid to jump over a bar. Pole jumping competitions were known to the ancient Greeks, Cretans and Celts. It has been a full…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Track 800m – BRA Joaquim Cruz

DOG ASIDE: Joaquim Carvalho Cruz (born March 12, 1963 in Taguatinga, Distrito Federal) is a former Brazilian athlete….who won the men’s 800m dash at the 1984 Summer Olympics….as he is still today one of only five men to run the 800 m in less than 1:42 minutes. Cruz was born in Taguatinga, in Distrito Federal was the son…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Decathlete FRG Juergen Hingsen

DOG ASIDE: Jürgen Hingsen (born 25 January 1958) is a former West German decathlete….who won several medals at international championships and Olympic Games in the 1980’s….holding the decathlon world record in 1982….and again from 1983 to 1984….when his rivalry with British decathlete Daley Thompson….proved one of the most exciting in athletics during the 1980’s.  This 2…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – ROM Nadia Comanici & Coach Bela Karolyi

DOG ASIDE: Nadia Elena Comăneci (born November 12, 1961) is a former Romanian gymnast….winner of three gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal….who was the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastics event. She also won two gold medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. She is…