On February 22nd, 1980, at the XIII Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY, the US Hockey team beat the Soviets 4-3 in the semi-final round. The US team, huge underdogs – the Soviets had captured the previous four Gold Medals - pulled off one of the biggest upsets in sports history - Their victory known ever since as “The Miracle on Ice”. At a time when the country needed good news this fit the bill. And yes they won the Gold Medal two days later after beating Finland 4-2.
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