Do you believe in miracles?

Updated: January 19, 2002, 9:55 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

February 22, 1980

Almost nobody expected the United States hockey team, composed mostly of college players, to defeat the veteran Soviet Union juggernaut at the Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y.

But in a heated battle on ice, America's Team wins this cold war, shocking the Soviets -- and the rest of the world -- with a dramatic 4-3 victory. It's the Soviets' first loss in the Olympics since 1968.

Just two weeks ago, the U.S. had lost to the Soviets 10-3. Today, though, it enters ...

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