Photo Courtesy of IOC
Photo Courtesy of IOC


Looking back at the Lake Placid 1980 Olympic Winter Games

40 years later, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Digital Museum looks back at key events and moments from Lake Placid 1980, where the U.S. Men’s Ice Hockey Team pulled off the Miracle on Ice and speed skater Eric Heiden won an unprecedented five gold medals.

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The Lake Placid 1980 Olympic Winter Games will be forever remembered for the U.S. Men's Ice Hockey Team's "Miracle on Ice" gold-medal run as well as speed skater Eric Heiden's remarkable five gold medals.
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