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2010 Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver, CanadaFebruary 12-28

Top 10 Olympic Hockey Moments

The Miracle on Ice
Text: Allan Muir
Photo: Heinz Kluetmeier/SI


The Miracle on Ice

Thirty years later, it remains hockey's ultimate lottery moment. The one night in a hundred, a thousand, a million that everything came together for a group of wildly overmatched college kids against the best hockey team in the world. Retrospectives often couch the game in terms of the social and political implications of the era. That's fluff for the masses. Hockey fans recognize this for what it was: the perfect realization of an age-old motto: will over skill.

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