Spectators Recall 'Miracle on Ice' Twenty-five years ago, the U-S hockey team defeated a superstar Soviet team at the Lake Placid Olympics. The victory was a stunning upset on the ice -- and on the world stage, amid chilly relations between two Cold War superpowers. Three New York friends remember being part of history that day.
NPR logo

Spectators Recall 'Miracle on Ice'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4508116/4508117" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Spectators Recall 'Miracle on Ice'

Spectators Recall 'Miracle on Ice'

Spectators Recall 'Miracle on Ice'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4508116/4508117" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Twenty-five years ago, the U-S hockey team defeated a superstar Soviet team at the Lake Placid Olympics. The victory was a stunning upset on the ice — and on the world stage, amid chilly relations between two Cold War superpowers. Three New York friends remember being part of history that day.