Monday, December 29, 2008

1980 US Olympic Hockey Team: Miracle On Ice

This is the real game footage of the original play-by-play, dubbed as the greatest upset in the history of team sports, when the USA shocked Russia, 4-3, at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics in Feb 22, 1980.

Prior to that memorable event, the Soviet hockey team had won 8 of the last 9 Olympic gold medals in hockey, including 4 in a row and was considered to the best international hockey team in the world. The Soviet had not lost an Olympic hockey game since 1968.

It was a case of David vs Goliath and the win was indeed a miracle on ice.

Curt Chaplin was covering the game as a sports reporter for the ABC Radio Network. Standing on a camera platform in the crowd, he did the play-by-play call of the game into his tape recorder, capturing the event on tape forever.

Now, after 25 years, these tapes have been rediscovered and matched to the video. The result is a dramatic, stirring and completely original experience for sports fans all over the world.

Feb 22, 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team

Now you can relive the #1 sports upset of the 20th Century in a whole new way, through new eyes and a new voice. Still as fresh and exciting as the day it happened.