USA versus Russia. Democracy versus Communism. Amateurs versus “professionals.”: The 1980 Olympics had it all, including arguably the greatest single moment in US Olympic History. This game was also one of the biggest upsets in sports history as the US beat Russia (though it wasn’t for the Gold Medal – that game came later).
This game also included one of the best announcer calls in sports. Up until 1980, the most famous announcing call was The Shot Heard Round the World. Then, in the winter of 1980, Al Michaels uttered the most famous line, “Do you believe in miracles!?”
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About the Author: Rich Stowe
Rich Stowe has written for many sports-based websites over the years including Informative Sports.com, Sports Nickel.com, Dugout Report.com and was a Featured Columnist for MLB and the New York Yankees for Bleacher Report. Rich is a Lifetime member of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA). He is also a self-published author - his book "From Abused Puppy to Beloved Family Member: The Life Story of Jacob the Rottweiler" can be found for the Kindle and in print through amazon.com. Rich is currently serving as the Managing Editor of Sports Unbiased.com