Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Mens Swimming 100m Freestyle – USA Rowdy Gaines

DOG ASIDE: Ambrose “Rowdy” Gaines, IV (born February 17, 1959) is an American former competition swimmer….U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member…. three-time Olympic gold medalist….and member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. He is currently the chief fundraiser for USA Swimming….as well as a swimming analyst for television networks ESPN and NBC….including coverage of…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Mens Gymnastics – Individual Rings & Vault Competition

DOG ASIDE: Mitch Gaylord was a member of the 1984 USA Olympic Gymnastics Team….resulting in the manifestation of an Olympic dream that he had been cultivating for many years….and as this video shows us…..he “done good”….when his chance to shine….came during the men’s individual rings competition in Los Angeles in ’84.  Then we get to…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian Show Jumping – Part 1

DOG ASIDE:

In Part 2 of the Equestrian Show Jumping Competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…..we get to watch USA Bruce Davidson on J J Babu…..Italy’s Mariana Sciocchetti on Master Hunt….USA Mike Plumb on Blue Stone…..and reigning world champion Great Britain’s Lucinda Green on Regal Realm.  This is such a beautiful sport to watch.

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian Horse Jumping – Final Round

DOG ASIDE; At the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Equestrian Show Jumping competition….the United States, New Zealand, West Germany and Great Britain which went down to the final contestants…..USA Karen Stives on Ben Arthur…who had a 5 pt. penalty on the next to last jump…..which enabled NZL Mark Todd to win gold…..Stives and Ben Arthur won…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian Show Jumping Set-Up & Souvenir Vendors Profile

DOG ASIDE: I have got to admit…..the best part of this video is the ABC Olympic profile special on the street vendors outside of the Los Angeles Coliseum….which comes up in the latter portion of the video….cuz it brings back wonderful memories of stories Bone Daddy has told…..regarding dealing with street vendors….continually haggling over prices….cuz…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Wrestling Heavywts – USA Ed Banach VS CAN Clark Davis

DOG ASIDE: Edward Joseph “Ed” Banach (born February 6, 1960) is an athlete who won a gold medal in wrestling in the 1984 Summer Olympics. He wrestled for the University of Iowa from 1980-1983….where he was a four-time NCAA All-American….and a three-time NCAA national champion (1980, 1981, and 1983).  He was named the 1983 Big…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Super Heavywt Boxing & Profile Of Jesse Owens

DOG ASIDE: This video gives the viewer an early in his career look at a future great heavyweight boxing champions….and definitely the best heavyweight champion to ever come out of Canada….cuz this fight is a super heavyweight Olympic gold medal bout between CAN Lennox Lewis vs PAK Mohammad Yousef…..as this fight is followed by an…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Men’s Cycling 1000m Match Sprint – USA Marc Gorski & USA Nelson Vails – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: Mark Brian Gorski (born January 6, 1960) is a 1984 Olympic Gold medalist in the 1000m match sprint from the United States. He attended Lake Park High School in Roselle, Illinois….and the University of Michigan.  Gorski was a member of the 1980, 1984 and 1988 Olympic Teams and won a gold medal in the…