Winter Olympics - Skaters and Others
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NBC Sports Gold Figure Skating Pass
The American Hero - Five-time United States Ladies Figure Skating Champion (1952-56), Two-time Ladies World Figure Skating Champion (1953, 1955), 1952 Ladies Olympic Figure Skating silver medalist, and 1956 Ladies Olympic Figure Skating Champion, Tenley Albright... with her Olympic win in 1956, Albright became the first American female skater to win an Olympic gold medal.
The "Miracle on Ice" is the name in American popular culture for a medal-round men's ice hockey game during the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York, on Friday, February 22. The United States team, made up of amateur and collegiate players and led by coach Herb Brooks, defeated the Soviet team, who had won nearly every world championship and Olympic tournament since 1954.