I would bet that a lot of people on here that are saying the Miracle on Ice don't even remember it. We've seen it replayed time and again. All of a sudden it seems like we remember watching it.
That game wasn't even brodcast live. If you ACTUALLY watched it then it's probably the most memorable. If you didn't see it, then it's probably the most replayed.
A little perspective.
Soviet hockey dominance.... 1980 was the only time from 1968 - 1992 that the Soviets did not win the Gold medal.
Politics..... Jimmy Carter had already called for a Boycott of the 1980 Moscow summer games due to soviet expansionism into Afghanistan. He followed through on that threat as soon as the Lake Placid games had ended. 60 countries boycotted Moscow.
After having seen the movie miricle that has to be more memorable. Last night was so cool thought.
Sadly, the 4x100 relay was taped delayed to the MST and PST time zones.
The 400 was awesome, I have never been so excited watching the olympics and I am too young to remember the Miricle on Ice, but I really doubt that the 400 is going to live up to what the miricle meant.
OK, how many people on here actually saw the game in 1980? How many are basing their answer on seeing a movie? While based on a true story, you know some of it was added for dramatic effect.
I don't think that something can be memorable it you actually didn't see it. If that's the case D-Day is memorable to me. It doesn't matter that it happend 27 years before I was born.
Now, I was like 7 at the time of the game and was essentially reacting to the excitement of the people around me when the game ended more than I truly understood what was going on.
It was however very cool to re-watch the game a year or two ago on ESPN Classic after having seen the game back then.
I wasn't alive for the miracle on ice so I have to go with the 400.
I remember laying in front of the tv watching the hockey game as it unfolded so vividly. I am almost tearing up now thinking back on it.
USA USA USA USA USA USA rings in my ears to this day. The movie is great and all, but nothign compares to that moment in American history in international competition. Mostly due to the fact it was caught on tape. Some of the earlier games probably had momenets as well but they were not broadcast like that game.
one victory was against the 'evil' empire...the iron curtain communist monster.
the other against frilly frenchies with copies of 'Amelie' in their speedoes.