This Day In History - U.S. Hockey Team Wins Olympics 1980

U.S. Hockey Team Wins Olympics 1980

Monday, February 22, 2021

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Event Description

In one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team, made up of college players, defeats the four-time defending gold-medal winning Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Gamesin Lake Placid, New York. The Soviet squad, previously regarded as the finest in the world, fell to the youthful American team 4-3 before a frenzied crowd of 10,000 spectators. Two days later, the Americans defeated Finland 4-2 to clinch the hockey gold.

Event Location

Lake Placid, NY, United States