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What in the 1980 Winter Olympics do you remember more?

The 1980 Olympics at Lake Placid were marked by the underdog victory of the US hockey team over the Soviet Union and by 5 gold medals by speed skater Eric Heiden.

Team USA

Its 4-3 hockey win over the USSR still thrills.

Eric Heiden

His 5 speed skating gold medals were an amazing achievement. In 1980, he single-handedly took home more gold than any country except the Soviet Union and East Germany.

LA Dodger pitching phenom Sandy Koufax skipped starting on Game One of the 1965 World Series because it fell on a Jewish holy day.

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