DOG ASIDE: The 1932 Los Angeles Games provided a great deal of controversy in track and field….in the men’s 100m and 200m with Ralph Metcalfe and Eddie Tolan….but also in the men’s 5000m run with the head to head photo finish with FIN Lauri Lehtinen and USA Ralph Hill….as the crowd in attendance believed that…Details
DOG ASIDE: As you watch the film coverage of the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Swimming and Diving Competition….it is easy to see how much advancement has been made….not only in the sports of swimming and divings….but also in the film technology and filming angles used then as compared to today….cuz any way you cut the pie….this…Details
DOG ASIDE: This video shows vividly two of greatest controversies in Olympic history…..as USA sprinters Ralph Metcalfe and Eddie Tolan in the 100m was the 1st controversy with a photo finish that shows at both men break the tape at the same time….but officials gave the victory to Tolan….saying his whole body crossed the finish…Details
DOG ASIDE: Watching the men’s pentathlon at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics….you would get a sense of how this Olympic sport evolved from the training of the military’s finest soldiers…..as each participant at these Olympics were all member of their country’s military. In the men’s eights rowing….USA wins gold…Italy silver…..and Germany bronze. In the women’s…Details
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