THIS DAY IN HISTORY: USA Hockey ‘Miracle on Ice’ Stuns Globe 41 Years Ago with Win Over Soviet Union

By  //  February 22, 2021

February 22, 1980

ABOVE VIDEO: In one of the greatest upsets in Olympic history, the United States’ Olympic Hockey Team defeated the Soviet Union by a final score of 4-3. See full game replay

With the odds stacked against them but a raucous home crowd cheering them on, the United States prevailed against the most respected hockey team in the world.

Two days later, USA ultimately prevailed over Finland to win the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics.

To this day, the final minute is considered not only one of the most patriotic moments in the nation’s history, but a symbolic moment in the Cold War which would continue through the end of the 1980’s.

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