DOG ASIDE: Patricia Joan “Pat” McCormick (born May 12, 1930 in Seal Beach, California) is a retired female diver from the United States….who won a total number of four gold medals by winning both diving events at two consecutive Summer Olympics (1952 Helsinki and 1956 Melbourne). As a child in the 1930s and 40’s she…Details
DOG ASIDE: The Men’s 800 metres competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. The events were held at the University Olympic Stadium on October 13–15. The competition had seven heats in the first round….two semi-finals….and a final. The top two in the first round heats progressed….as did the four fastest non-qualifiers. The…Details
Dick Buttons and Jim McKay bring the 1988 Calgary Olympics Pairs Figure Skating competition….as in this video covering Canada’s Isabella Brasseur and Lloyd Eisler……for it does not matter who it skating….it is still always a delightful sport to watch.
DOG ASIDE: This was the first Olympics without a boycott in 12 years….and this video covers the highlights of the pageantry the Opening Ceremony…..for in the world of sports….there is nothing more spectacular or rewarding than seeing the Opening Ceremony….as the host country always puts on a show to remember….and Seoul 1988 in definitely no…Details
On February 28, 1988….the US Hockey Team met the West German team in a final match of Group B in the 1988 Calgary Olympic Hockey….with each team needing a victory to make the final round…..and this video covers the first half of Period 2 in the match.
Olympics – 1988 Seoul – Highlights of Boxing Controversy & Interview With US Ambassador James Lilley
DOG ASIDE: Boxing at the 1988 Seoul was shrouded with controversy after controversy….starting with USA Andrew Hembrick being given the wrong time for his bout with a home grown Korean fighter….as he loses by a no-show…..USA Roy Jones being chosen the outstanding boxer at the Olympics by the International Amateur Boxing Federation….even after losing to…Details
In this video, Bob Costas narrates highlights of Seoul Olympic Boxing…..with great footage USA medal winners Michael Carbajal, Riddick Bowe, Kennedy McKinney, Ray Mercer & Andrew Maynard….then he provides highlights in Olympic Wrestling with USA medalists Dennis Kozlowski, John Smith, Kenny Monday, Bruce Baumgartner, Bill Shearer and Nate Carr.
DOG ASIDE: This video gives us wonderful highlights of the entire men’s and women’s Olympic Diving Competition at the 1988 Seoul Games…for this was historic stuff…..especially with USA Greg Louganis becoming the only Olympic diver in history to win gold in both platform and springboard diving in two consecutive Olympic games…..and Olympic gold medalist Pat…Details
DOG ASIDE: As if the tragedy of a close family member death isn’t difficult enough…..try competing for the gold medal in the Olympics in the 1988 Calgary Games immediately after receiving the news of a loved one passing…..cuz that is what USA Dan Jansen had to do on the day of the finals in the…Details