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15 unforgettable moments in winter sports

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The miracle on ice

The Miracle on Ice is one of the most iconic moments in Winter Olympics history. In 1980, the United States men’s hockey team faced off against the legendary men’s team representing the Soviet Union, who had won five of the previous six gold medals in the event. With two goals in the third period, the underdog Americans won the game 4-3, knocking the mighty Soviets from gold medal contention. The States went on to beat Finland to win the gold.

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