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40 Years After The Miracle

Categories: Event, History, NYS History, People

This episode of A New York Minute In History recalls the “Miracle on Ice,” when the U.S. Men’s Hockey team upset the Soviet Union during the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Co-hosts Devin Lander and Lauren Roberts also explore how the 1980 Games got off to a rocky start and how they are remembered today. You also learn about how the 1932 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid helped make the region in New York’s Adirondack Mountains a winter sports haven. This episode features 1980 Team Captain Mike Eruzione, famed sports broadcaster Al Michaels and New York Times best-selling author Wayne Coffey.