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02.06.144:59 PM ET

How America's 'Miracle' Was Made

In the 1980 Winter Olympics, the underdog U.S. hockey team beat the Soviets in one of the most significant sporting events ever. But what's the real story behind the Miracle on Ice?

Sources, in order of appearance:

IOC

U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

IOC

IOC (The eighth gold medal, in 1992, was won by the "Unified Team," comprised of players from of a group of former Soviet republics.)

New York Olympic Regional Development Authority

New York Olympic Regional Development Authority

ESPN

ESPN

ESPN

History Channel

IOC

New York Times

Harris Poll

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