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Of Miracles and Men 

The story of one of the greatest upsets in sports history has been told. Or has it? On a Friday evening in Lake Placid, a plucky band of American collegians stunned the vaunted Soviet ... See full summary »

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Jonathan Hock
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Episode credited cast:
Anastasia Fetisov Anastasia Fetisov ... Self (as Anastasia Fetisova)
Slava Fetisov Slava Fetisov ... Self - 1980 Soviet Union Hockey Player
Viacheslav Fetisov ... Self - 1980 Soviet hockey player
Vitaly Melik-Karamov Vitaly Melik-Karamov ... Self
Vladimir Myshkin ... Self - 1980 Soviet hockey player
Vladislav Tretiak ... Self - 1980 Soviet hockey player

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The story of one of the greatest upsets in sports history has been told. Or has it? On a Friday evening in Lake Placid, a plucky band of American collegians stunned the vaunted Soviet national team, 4-3 in the medal round of the 1980 Winter Olympic hockey competition. Americans couldn't help but believe in miracles that night, and when the members of Team USA won the gold medal two days later, they became one for the ages. But there was another, unchronicled side to the "Miracle On Ice." The so-called bad guys from America's ideological adversary were in reality good men and outstanding players, forged into the Big Red Machine by the genius and passion of Anatoli Tarasov. There was a reason they seemed unbeatable, especially after routing the Americans in an exhibition the week before the Winter Games began. And there was a certain shame in them having to live the rest of their lives with the results of February 22, 1980. Written by ESPN Films

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Perhaps it should have been called "The Rise and Fall of Soviet Hockey".
21 April 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

While the title focuses specifically on the Soviet hockey team's loss at the 1980 Olympics, this really is NOT what the show is about at all. Sure, much of it DOES focus on this game but it also talks a lot about the creation and evolution of the team both before and after this infamous game. I point this out because JUST talking about the 1980 Olympic hockey loss would be a bit boring--especially since this is a very long "30 for 30" documentary! Overall, it's actually very interesting and perhaps the only comprehensive look at the Red Army's hockey program--reason enough to see it. But it's also extremely well made (like nearly all "30 for 30" shows) and interesting throughout.

Interestingly, my oldest daughter sat with me and watched this show...and she hates sports. She didn't adore it but did find it informative and interesting.


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8 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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