Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fit-Fact: U.S. Hockey Team Wins Gold

Regardless of the sport, anything relating to the Olympics excites me. And while you might be wondering how this relates to Fit-Ink, this is one Olympic fact that I didn't realize occurred on this day. And it's one that year after year keeps its notoriety among the sports annals. Now the drumroll for today's Fit-Fact...

The Miracle on Ice happened 29 years ago today. On Feb. 22, 1980, the U.S. hockey team defeated the Soviets in Lake Placid at the Olympics Games to come one step closer to winning the gold medal. The Soviet team was considered to be the best amateur team of the time and the U.S. team barely skated by, 4-3.

Thanks to The New York Times for sharing this bit of Olympic trivia--I spotted this while perusing my e-mail newsletter from the paper. Photo grabbed from Mr. T in DC at flickr. Posted by Kate

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