Lake Placid - Home to the "Miracle on Ice"
Did you know, one of the most popular ice hockey games in all of history, happened right here in the Adirondacks?
That's right! Lake Placid, NY is home to "Miracle on Ice" - the world-famous hockey game where the US national team defeated the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics! This iconic moment in hockey history is one that truly can never be forgotten!
As the Soviet Union had won the gold medal in six of the seven previous Olympic games, Team USA was not a likely threat. The team was made up of amateur and collegiate players, led by coach Herb Brooks. The US Team often fell behind and lost several of their previous games. However, the team shocked the world, beating the Soviets 4-3 - truly a miracle in Olympic history! The USA then went on to take home the gold, defeating Finland at the final match. This was miraculous, for a team seeded 7th out of the 12 teams who qualified for the winter games!
Check out the final minute of the "Miracle on Ice" and experience the thrill all over again!
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