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  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    The forgotten "Miracle on ice" at Squaw Valley

    Mention the words “miracle on ice” to ice hockey fans and they will recall the USA’s thrilling and wholly unexpected 4-3 defeat of the USSR at Lake Placid in 1980, a match that has gone down in Olympic history. It was not the first American Olympic ice hockey miracle, however. At Squaw Valley 20 years earlier, a young USA team defied the odds and their more fancied rivals to pull off what has become known as the “Forgotten Miracle”.
    05 Jan 2018 | Olympic News, Squaw Valley 1960, Ice Hockey, United States of America
  • USSR vs Yugoslavia - Men’s Basketball Final | Video

    USSR vs Yugoslavia - Men’s Basketball Final

    The stage was set. Yugoslavia had beaten Australia, while the USSR had won against the reigning champions team USA in the semi-finals.   The two final teams had already met in their very first match in the 1988 Summer Games. In that Group B match, the Yugoslavian team had won by 92 – 79. But now the stakes were higher with the Seoul 1988 Olympic gold medal to be won.   Yugoslavia, led by Moscow 1980 Olympic gold medalist Drazen Petrovic, had an impressive start getting to a 24 - 12 lead before the end of the first half. However, The USSR weren’t going to give away the gold medal that easily and, by half-time, had taken the lead in to their hands with a 31 – 26 score.   Back in the game and ahead in the scoreboard, the Soviet team kept its cool in the second half. With Sharunas Marchulionis and Arvydas Sabonis scoring over 20 points each, the USSR maintained a minimum 9 points lead until the final 76 – 63 score gave them their second Olympic gold medal.
  • JEWELL Tyler - USSR | Video

    JEWELL Tyler - USSR

    Figure skating/men/individual - United States of America 1980 (Winter)
  • BELL Nancy - USSR | Video

    BELL Nancy - USSR

    Swimming/men/50m freestyle, Swimming/men/100m freestyle, Swimming/men/4x100m freestyle relay, Swimming/men/4x100m medley relay - Spain 1992 (Summer)
  • Larisa Latynina (USSR)

    Larisa Latynina (USSR)

    Larisa Latynina, with a bronze medal around her neck, on the third step of the podium after the beam competition of the Tokyo 1964 OG. On the top step is Czechoslovakia’s Vera Caslavska, while Tamara Manina (USSR) stands on the second step ©IOC
    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 8:26 AM | Photo
  • Lidiya Skoblikova (USSR)

    Lidiya Skoblikova (USSR)

    It was at the 1964 Olympic Games in Innsbruck that speed skater Lidiya Skoblikova (USSR) produced the incredible feat of winning four Olympic gold medals, in the 500m, 1,000m, 1,500m and 3,000m ©IOC
    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 8:19 AM | Photo
  • CERIONI ITALY ROMANKOV USSR MENS FOIL

    CERIONI ITALY ROMANKOV USSR MENS FOIL

    21 SEP 1988: STEFANO CERIONI OF ITALY AGAINST ALEKSANDR ROMANKOV OF THE USSR IN THE MEN's INDIVIDUAL FOIL AT THE 1988 SUMMER OLYMPICS IN SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA. CERIONI WENT ON TO WIN THE GOLD.
    Tuesday, September 20, 1988 10:00 PM | Photo
  • BASKETBALL TEAM USSR GOLD

    BASKETBALL TEAM USSR GOLD

    30 SEP 1988: THE MENS BASKETBALL TEAM FROM THE SOVIET UNION POSE FOR A GROUP PHOTO AFTER RECEIVING THEIR GOLD MEDALS AFTER DEFEATING YUGOSLAVIA IN THE MENS BASKETBALL FINAL AT THE 1988 SEOUL OLYMPICS. USSR WON THE GAME 76-63.
    Thursday, September 29, 1988 10:00 PM | Photo
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