Ice hockey at the 1980 Winter Olympics

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The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, United States, was the 14th Olympic Championship.wikipedia
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United States men's national ice hockey team

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Twelve teams competed in the tournament, which was held from February 12 to 24. The United States won its second gold medal, including a win over the heavily favored Soviet Union that became known as the "Miracle on Ice".
The U.S. won gold medals at the 1960 and 1980 Olympics and more recently, silver medals at the 2002 and 2010 Olympics.

Ice hockey at the Olympic Games

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The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, United States, was the 14th Olympic Championship.
The United States won gold medals in 1960 and in 1980, which included their "Miracle on Ice" upset of the Soviet Union.

Herb Brooks Arena

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Games were held at the Olympic Fieldhouse (8,000) and the Olympic Arena (2,500).
Herb Brooks Arena hosted various events during the 1980 Winter Olympics, most famously the ice hockey tournament that saw the United States' 4–3 victory over the Soviet Union, the game commonly referred to as the Miracle on Ice.

1980 Winter Olympics

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The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, United States, was the 14th Olympic Championship.
The United States men's ice hockey team, composed mostly of collegiate players and not predicted to advance beyond group play, won the gold medal. The United States team's 4–3 win over the veteran Soviet team, which came into the 1980 Games having won four consecutive Olympic gold medals, became known as the "Miracle on Ice" in US culture. The win captured the hearts of Americans, even though it was the win against Finland that secured the gold medal.

Miracle on Ice

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In 1999, Sports Illustrated named the "Miracle on Ice" the top sports moment of the 20th century.
The "Miracle on Ice" was a medal-round game during the men's ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, played between the hosting United States and the four-time defending gold medalists, the Soviet Union.

Soviet Union national ice hockey team

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Twelve teams competed in the tournament, which was held from February 12 to 24. The United States won its second gold medal, including a win over the heavily favored Soviet Union that became known as the "Miracle on Ice".
The Americans would go on to win the gold medal in the tournament, while the Soviets finished with the silver, only the second time they failed to win gold at the Olympics since their debut in 1956.

Herb Brooks

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By contrast, the United States' team—led by head coach Herb Brooks—consisted exclusively of amateur players, and was the youngest team in the tournament and in U.S. national team history.
Soon after Minnesota won its third college championship, he was hired to coach the 1980 Olympic team.

Neal Broten

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Broten was member of the United States Olympic team that won a gold medal at the 1980 Winter Olympics in an event known as the Miracle on Ice.

John Harrington (ice hockey)

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Harrington made every cut and was placed on the Olympic roster for the 1980 Lake Placid games.

Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team

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In the group stage, both the Soviet and U.S. teams were unbeaten; the U.S. achieved several notable results, including a 2–2 draw against Sweden, and a 7–3 upset victory over second-place favorites Czechoslovakia.

Mark Pavelich

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Mark Thomas Pavelich (born February 28, 1958 in Eveleth, Minnesota) is a retired US professional ice hockey forward who played 355 regular season games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars and San Jose Sharks between 1981 and 1992, and was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team that won the gold medal in what has been called the Miracle on Ice.

Mark Johnson (ice hockey)

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The team then defeated Finland to capture the gold medal, with Johnson assisting on the game-winning goal and scoring the insurance goal with less than four minutes remaining in the game.

Mike Ramsey (ice hockey)

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Ramsey was the youngest member of the U.S. team that upset the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, in an event known as the Miracle on Ice.

Alexei Kasatonov

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On the international stage, Kasatonov won two golds (1984, 1988) and one silver (1980) in the Olympics, and five golds (1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1989) in the World Championships.

Vladimir Krutov

For the Soviet Union national team, Krutov won the 1981 Canada Cup, two golds (1984, 1988) and one silver (1980) in the Olympics, and five golds (1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1989), one silver (1987), and one bronze (1985) in the World Championships.

Boris Mikhailov (ice hockey)

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He led his team to the Olympic gold medal in 1972 and 1976, a silver medal in 1980, eight IIHF World Championships (1969–71,1973–75,1978,1979), and nine Izvestia championships.

Viacheslav Fetisov

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With the Soviet national team, Fetisov won two gold medals (1984, 1988) and one silver medal (1980) at the Olympics.

Pelle Lindbergh

Having gained fame while playing for Hammarby in his youth, and while making his debut in the highest Swedish hockey league with AIK (Stockholm) leading him to the Swedish national team in the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics, Lindbergh set his sights on the North American game.