Today in History: February 24

(Original Caption) Lake Placid, New York: The American Olympic Hockey Team crowds onto the center podium with fingers pointed skyward designating their "Number One" status at Olympic awards ceremonies 2/24. The US team defeated Finland, 4-2, to win the gold medal. Photo shows the triumphant Americans beneath the flags of the three medal winners in hockey.

 

In 1980

U.S. scores 4 and Finland twice;

Wins the gold medal.

The Miracle on Ice!*

* “Had the United States lost to Finland on Feb. 24, 1980, the Soviet Union — yes, the same Soviets the U.S. defeated in the ‘Miracle on Ice’ game two days prior — would have won the gold medal.” [sportingnews.com]

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  • U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
    Thank you for the memory of the first champion hockey team I ever loved.
    (Yes, I started early.)

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