Music – 1987 – Ginette Reno – O Canada – At Rendez Vous 87 With NHL All Stars Vs USSR National Team

Ginette Reno is a Canadian Québécois author, composer, singer and actress…..who has received nominations for the Genie and Gemini Awards…..and is a multi-recipient of the Juno Award…..while being a gold and platinum selling Canadian musician….who recorded in both English and French. Her biggest hit in English was her 1970 song “Beautiful Second Hand Man”….which reached # 2 on the RPM singles chart for a week in November 1970….and the song…

Music – 1987 – Guy Lavqie – The Soviet National Anthem – Sung At Rendez Vous 87 With NHL Vs USSR

The “State Anthem of the Soviet Union“ was the national anthem of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics….and the regional anthem of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1944 to 1990….which replaced “The Internationale”…..as Its lyrics were written by Sergey Mikhalkov in collaboration with Gabriel El-Registan…. and its music composed by Alexander Alexandrov….albeit   Russia adopted a new anthem in 1990 and the Soviet Union was dissolved in December 1991….wherein,…

Music – 1980 – Star Spangled Banner – At Lake Placid Olympics Mens Hockey USA Gold Medal Ceremony

The “Miracle on Ice“ was a medal-round game during the men’s ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York….which was played between the hosting United States and the four-time defending gold medalists, the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union had won the gold medal in five of the six previous Winter Olympic Games….and were the favorites to win once more in…

Gymnastics – 1977 – World Cup Championships – Womens All Around Vault – USSR Elena Mukhina

The sad truth about USSR world champion gymnast Elena Mukhina….seen in this video herewith…..is that she spent the final 26 years of her life in bed or in a wheelchair….after sustaining a spinal injury attempting a dangerous men’s element the Thomas salto during a floor exercise routine just three years after this 1977 World Chp….whereby her condition…

Gymnastics – 1977 – World Cup – Womens All Around Floor Exercise – USSR Maria Filatova

In this 1977 Women’s World Cup Gymnastics video seen herewith….. NBC Sportsworld host Charlie Jones….along with his sidekick, Cathy Rigby, behind the mike….provide coverage of the women’s all around floor exercise routine by USSR Maria Filatova.   Charlie Jones (November 9, 1930 – June 12, 2008) was an American sportscaster for NBC and ABC….who  began his sportscasting career at local television…

Gymnastics – 1977 – World Championships – Women’s All Around Vault – USSR Maria Filatova

Maria Filatova is a retired Soviet gymnast who competed at the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Games and 1980 Lake Placid Olympics…..after beginning to compete for the USSR junior team in 1974…..when in 1976, she placed fourth at the USSR National Championships…..while competing well in various international events. Filatova was originally named as an alternate to the Soviet team at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. However,…

Gymnastics – 1977 – World Championships – Womens Uneven Bars finals – USSR Elena Mukhina

Elen Mukhina took an interest in gymnastics and figure skating at an early age….when an athletic scout visited her school….to which she eagerly volunteered to try out for gymnastics. She later joined the CSKA Moscow (“Central Red Army”) sports club. In recognition of her accomplishments, Mukhina was inducted into the CSKA Hall of Fame. Up until 1975, Mukhina was an…

Gymnastics – 1977 – World Championships – Womens All Around Floor Exercise – USSR Natalia Shaposhnikova

Natalia Shaposhnikova is a former Soviet artistic gymnast….who was a two-time Olympic champion….and Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR…..as she was known for her risky, original skills and expressive choreography….especially on balance beam and floor exercise.  She was one of the world’s strongest gymnasts in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, especially on vault…..who was known for her difficulty and originality, especially…

Gymnastics – 1979 – USA & USSR Exhibition – Mens Pommel Horse – USSR Alexandr Dityatin

Aleksandr Dityatin is a retired Soviet/Russian gymnast….who was a three-time Olympic champion….and Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR…..after winning eight medals at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games….where he set the record for achieving the most medals of any type at a single Olympic Games….the American swimmer Michael Phelps has now twice equaled this record, at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Dityatin’s first Olympic success was at…