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Special – 1980 Sport Magazine – Year In Review Prt 2


1980 was truly a magic year in US sports history…..especially at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics where USA speed skater Eric Heiden won five (5) gold medals….one in every distance in men’s speed skating…..and two, the USA Ice Hockey team defeating the USSR in the semi-final round to move on to beat Finnland for the gold medal….for these two winter sports provided American sports fans with two accomplishments that had never happened before in US sports history. However, 1980 had many more magic moments…..like the Philadelphia Phillies winning the World Series…..the Seve Ballesteros, Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus (2) winning the four major golf events….and so much more.

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