Every person who knows anything about sports knows what the 1980 winter Olympics in Lake Placid New York meant to hockey in the United States. The United States hockey program was minuscule compared to that of foreign countries like the USSR, Canada, Sweden. The team comprised of young college hockey players looking to make a name for themselves. What happened that Olympics would take that team down in history as one of the biggest underdog stories to ever happen in sports. The reason why that team and story is so prolific is because the players on the team were just kids who were given the chance to showcase what the best the United States as a country had to offer to the rest of the world in a sport that we were not known as a power house in. Olympics today are filled with professiona ...
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