DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Bill Fleming covers the highlights of every class in the sailing and yachting competitions at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….including Windglider (Surfboard)….Finn, 470 and Flying Dutchman (Dinghy)….Tornado (Catamaran)….and the Star and Soling (Keelboats)….as the Americans posted the most successful team sailing competition in the history of Olympics sailing at the 1984 Los…Details
DOG ASIDE: Ester Williams and Donna de Varona bring the synchronized swimming figures competition….which also serves as the solo and duet scores for the entire competition. Featured in this video is USA Tracey Ruiz….who not only wins gold in the solo competition….but also in the duet competition with teammate Candy Costie…..as Ruiz is followed by…Details
DOG COMMENTARY: In this video clip of an ABC News Brief with Peter Jennings….the first piece of news is regarding the 1984 campaign for US President between Walter Mondale and Ronald Reagan….as Mondale accuses the President of “vodoo economics”….with the 2nd story being about unrest in Egypt and Saudi Arabia regarding attacks on ships in…Details
Although this video sounds like it was recorded under water (sorry for the disfunction)…this semifinals heat featuring USA Shelia Conover, GBR Leslie Smithers and CAN Lucy Gay….it ends in a photo finish between the three kayaks….a heat that brought the crowd to it’s feet for the last 50 m….in a truly great race.
DOG COMMENTARY: In this men’s fencing team epee finals match at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles…Philippe Boisse of France verses Germany’s Volker Fischer…as the Frenchman Boisse had already the gold medal in Fencing men’s individual epee….and winning silver as a result of this video match….adding to the gold medal he won in the Team…Details
DOG ASIDE: Melanie Smith (born September 23, 1949) is an equestrian from the United States and Olympic champion…..as she won a gold medal in show jumping with the American team at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles….for her contribution to the US show jumping team gold is significantly depicted in this video as Melanie and…Details
DOG ASIDE: The gold medal in equestrian team jumping competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Games was won by the USA team of Joseph Fargis and Touch of Class….Conrad Homfeld and Abdullah…..as seen in this video….Leslie Howard and Albany…..and last by certainly not least…..Melanie Smith and Calypso….as this American team was a very talented group. This…Details
Switzerland’s Heidi Robbiani won the bronze medal in the individual jumping competition…..competing in this video for the Swiss in the team jumping at the 1984 Los Angeles Games….as the Swiss eventually placed 5th in this competition…..while Robbiani was on Jessica V….an Irish sport horse chestnut mare.
DOG COMMENTARY: Throughout the entire equestrian jumping competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..ABC Chris Schenkel’s sidekick (don’t know his name) would comment often on how much he liked the horse named Jappeloup….which was ridden by FRA Pierre Durand, Jr….commenting that this horse really had the makings of being a remarkable horse….who just four years later….won…Details