Alpine Skiing – 1978 – World Championship Men Downhill – SWI Peter Mueller – With Jim McKay + Bob Beattie

Peter Mueller is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Switzerland…..who won a world champion in 1987 in the downhill…..plus, Mueller was a silver medalist in the downhill in two world championships 1985 and 1989….along with  two Olympic games 1984 Sarajevo Games and the 1988 Calgary Games…..as Mueller also won the World Cup season title in the downhill in 1979, 1980, and 1982 in a tie with Steve Podborski of Canada…..while finishing Mueller finished 2nd in the World…

Alpine Skiing – 1978 – World Cup Championships – Mens Downhill – ITA Giuliano Giardini – From Aspen

In the 1978 Men’s Downhill World Cup, the winner was decided by the best 5 results count…..as four racers had a point deduction, which are given in brackets…..and for the very first time there was a shared win during the World Cup season….when Josef Walcher and Sepp Ferstl tied in the second race at Kitzbühel.  During this Aspen, Colorado stop…

Alpine Skiing – 1978 – Mens World Cup Downhill In Aspen – AUS Petre Wirnsberger + SUI Peter Mueller

The 1978 World Cup Alpine Skiing Championships were held in Aspen, Colorado between January 29 and February 5…..and televised on ABC’s Wide World of Sports with hosts Jim McKay and Bob Beattie behind the mikes…..with alpine skiing competitions in downhill, special slalom, giant slalom and combined for men and women….as the combined was only a “paper race”.   The 1978…

Olympics – 1984 – ESPN Sportscenter – Sarajevo Winter Games Olympic Edition – With David Sullivan

DOG ASIDE:  This ESPN SportsCenter Olympic Edition coverage of the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympic Games is hosted by David Sullivan….as he man’s the sports desk for ESPN during their coverage of the first week of these Games of Sarajevo…..which leads off with a report from Ed Pickett regarding the men’s alpine skiing downhill event featuring…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Mens – Figure Skate & Speed Skate & Hockey USA VS USSR & Ski Slalom

DOG COMMENTARY: On this day of ABC’s broadcast of the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics….the viewer get to see coverage of the men competing in figure skating, speed skating, hockey and slalom in skiing. This was possibly the most wide-open men’s Olympic championship…..with nobody that had established himself as the world’s best figure skater since…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Alpine Skiing

DOG ASIDE: Alpine skiing has been contested at every Winter Olympics since 1936….when a combined event was held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. From 1948 through 1980, the Winter Olympics also served as the World Championships in Olympic years….with separate competitions held in even-numbered non-Olympic years.  During this period, the Olympic medalists received an additional medal of…

Ski Jimping Special – Ride The Wind – The History Of Ski Jumping

DOG ASIDE: Ski jumping is a form of Nordic skiing in which athletes descend a specially constructed takeoff ramp (known as the inrun)….jump from the end of it (the table)….with as much power as they can generate….and “fly” as far as possible down a steeply sloped hill.  Points are awarded for distance and style by five…