Saturday, February 12, 2005

Beginning of a "Miracle"

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the start of the 1980 Olympic Hockey tournament. On this date, the USA opened the competition with a 2-2 tie against Sweden, thanks to Bill Baker's dramatic last-minute equalizer. The Swedish team was ranked third in the world coming into the Olympics, so for the Americans to get a result against them was a major morale booster. The US-Sweden game, of course, was just the beginning of the Americans' incredible gold medal run that has come to be known as the "Miracle on Ice". Expect to see a lot more on this topic next week.


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