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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)
  • News | Legacy

    Olympic legacies live on in Russia

    As Russia hosts the FIFA World Cup this summer, the legacies of the Olympic Games will be back in the spotlight.
    14 Jun 2018 | Olympic News, Sochi 2014, Legacy
  • News | Olympic News

    Massachusetts - the unlikely birthplace of basketball and volleyball

    Two of the most popular sports on the Olympic programme – basketball and volleyball – each have their origins in the US state of Massachusetts, where they were devised by two pioneering physical education teachers in the 19th century.
    27 Apr 2018 | Olympic News, Basketball, Volleyball
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Sharing the golden spoils

    Among the many highlights of PyeongChang 2018 was the heart-stopping conclusion to the two-man bobsleigh, which saw German duo Friedrich and Thorsten Margis and Canada’s Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz record identical times over the four runs (3 minutes, 16.86 seconds) to share top spot on the podium. In doing so they became only the ninth joint gold medallists in Olympic Winter Games history. We cast a glance back in time at the other occasions when the gold medals have been shared.
    09 Mar 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Bobsleigh
  • News | Olympic News

    The sabre – the only weapon to have been at every Games since 1896

    Fencing was one of the nine sports on the Olympic programme at the first Games of the modern era in Athens in 1896, with one foil event and one sabre event. The sabre is the only weapon to have been at every edition of the Games, all the way up to Rio 2016. It was, however, the last fencing category to have been opened up to women, in 2004 in Athens.
    25 Sep 2017 | Athens 1896, Athens 2004, Olympic News, Fencing
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