Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Wayman Tisdale

DOG ASIDE: Wayman Lawrence Tisdale was an American professional basketball player in the NBA….and a smooth jazz bass guitarist….who was a three-time All American at the University of Oklahoma….and he was elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.   As a college player at the University of Oklahoma from 1982 to 1985….he was a…


Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Miler Steve Scott

DOG ASIDE: Steve Scott is an American male track and field athlete….who is considered by some….to be one of the greatest mile runners in American history. The silver medalist in the 1500 meters at the inaugural IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki in 1983….Scott owns the U.S. indoor record in the 2000 meters (4:58.6-1981).  He…


Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Henry Marsh – Steeple Chase

DOG ASIDE: Henry Dinwoodey Marsh is a retired runner from the United States….who made four U.S. Olympic teams….1976 Montreal Olympics, 1980 Moscow Olympics (boycotted by USA), 1984 Los Angeles and 1988 Seoul Olympics….when entering the men’s track 3000 meter steeplechase event during the 1984 Olympics…Marsh was ranked #2 in the world. On race day for…


Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Carl Lewis

DOG ASIDE: At the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles….Carl Lewis was entered into four events with realistic prospects of winning each of them….and thereby matching the achievement of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Lewis started his quest to match Owens with a convincing win in the 100 m, running 9.99 s to defeat…


Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Track – Relays & Passing The Baton


In this ABC Olympics profile…..O J Simpson gives the viewer a learning lesson on the skill of properly passing the baton in a relay race….providing a good understanding why so many relay races are won and lost….just by mastering or not mastering the skill of passing the baton.

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Synchronized Swimming & Ester Williams

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Donna de Varona and Ester Williams bring the 3rd and final phase of the finals in the synchronized swimming competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….as the viewer gets a look at highlights of Ester Williams movie “The Million Dollar Mermaid”….in which the glamorous actress of the “water ballet” gives us a…


Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform Finals – 9th Dive Round

DOG ASIDE: As ABC’s Jack Whitaker and Cynthia Potter so aptly put it….the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics men’s platform diving competition….provided the viewer with some of the greatest dives and divers in the world….including USA Greg Louganis, USA Bruce Kimball, CHN Li Kongzheng and CHN Tong Hui, FGR Albin Killat, FGR Dieter Dorr, GBR Christopher…


Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Wrestling – USA Joe Gonzales VS YUG Saban Trstena

DOG ASIDE: Saban Trstena is a former freestyle wrestler….who won the gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles….and also won the silver medal at the Seoul Olympics in 1988. Trstena is currently the youngest to win any wrestling gold at the Olympics….being 19 years of age at the Los Angeles Olympics.  In the 1984 European Championships….Trstena…


Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Wrestling – USA Bruce Baumgartner VS ROM Vasile Andrei

DOG ASIDE: Bruce Robert Baumgartner is a retired American amateur wrestler and current athletic director at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania near Erie, Pennsylvania….who won the gold medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in the 100+ kg freestyle wrestling championship.  Baumgartner ranked as one of the top super-heavyweight freestyle wrestlers for more than a…