Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships – Mens + Ice Dance – With CBS John Tesh + Scott Hamilton

The 1986 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Geneva, Switzerland from March 18 to 23….wlhile at the event….which was sanctioned by the International Skating Union….medals were awarded in men’s singles….ladies’ singles….pair skating…..and ice dancing…..as Soviet judge Natalia Danilenko was suspended for ignoring a new rule requiring mandatory deductions of 0.1 for falls….after she gave USSR Alexandr Fadeev a score of 5.9 after he fell…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championship Ice Dancing – USSR Marina Klimova + Sergei Ponomarenko

Marina Klimova is a former competitive ice dancer….who competed for the Soviet Union with skating partner and husband Sergei Ponomarenko….as they were the 1992 Albertville Olympic gold medalists…. the 1988 Calgary silver medalists….the 1984 Sarajevo Olympic bronze medalist….three-time World champions….and a four-time European champions…..plus Klimova and Ponomarenko were fourth in their European Championships debut in 1983. Their breakthrough came the following…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships – Men Free Skate Finals – USSR Alexander Fadeev

Alexandre “Sasha” Fadeev is a Russian former competitive figure skater….who represented the Soviet Union…..while becoming the 1985 World champion….and a four-time European champion.  Fadeev won the 1985 World Championships by placing first in all three segments of the competition….including compulsory figures and the short and long programs….as he took the gold medal ahead of CAN Brian Orser (silver) and USA Brian Boitano (bronze).   At the 1986…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Scott Hamilton Showcases History Of Soviet Domination Of Pairs Competition

DOG ASIDE: In this video, American men’s figure skating legend, Scott Hamilton, joins CBS Sports Tim Ryan in a video explanation of the Soviet dominance in international world figure skating competition….especially in the 1970’s and 1980’s….of which we at ImaSportsphile have a goodly share of figure skating videos featuring really outstanding Russian pairs like Ekaterina…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championship Ice Dance Competition – Gold Bestemianova + Bukin

DOG COMMENTARY:  This CBS Sports presentation of the 1986 World Championship Ice Dance Competition is brought to you by hosts John Tesh and Scott Hamilton….which showcases certainly the best Russian ice dance pair of all time…..Natalia Bestemianova + Andrei Bukin…..who certainly are on the top of the heap with folks like Britian’s Jayne Torvil +…

Figure Skating – 1987 – World Figure Skating Championship – Host Tim Ryan

DOG ASIDE: The 1987 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 10 – 15….as medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.  In men’s singles, Brian Orser of Canada won gold….USA Brian Boitano captured the silver medal…..and Alexander Fadeev of the USSR garnered the bronze medal……whereas in the ladies singles….East Germany Katarina Witt captured the…

NHL – 1987 – Rendez Vous Game 2 – NHL All Stars Vs Soviet National Team – Period 1 + 2

DOG ASIDE: The Super Series were exhibition games between Soviet hockey teams and NHL teams that took place on each NHL opponents’ home ice in North America from 1976 to 1991….as the Soviet teams were usually club teams from the Soviet hockey league….with exceptions in 1983 and 1987….when the Soviet National Team represented the Soviet Union…..and the…

Boxing – Amateur – 1979 – USA Vs USSR – Host Vern Lundquist – Live In Moscow

DOG ASIDE: This 1970 edition of ABC’s Wide World of Sports with host Vern Lundquist….a future broadcasting legend….especially with SEC college football broadcasts….as the USA Boxing Team takes on the USSR in Moscow….as both the USA and USSR teams prepare for the upcoming 1980 Moscow Olympics.  The Americans brought their “young team” to this international amateur boxing competition….leaving…

Track & Field – 1985 – IAAF World Cup – Womens 400m + 4 x 100m – Mens 200m + 5000m + 4 x 400m

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1985 IAAF World Cup was the first major international competition where the USA Team got to compete against Team USSR and Team GDR (East Germany) since before the 1980 Olympic Games….when the USA and many other western countries boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics……which led to the Russians and East Germans boycotted the…