Mark Johnson on the 30th anniversary of the ‘Miracle on Ice’

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Today marks the 30th anniversary of one of the biggest upsets in the history of sport. In what came to be known as the “Miracle on Ice,” the scrappy and determined amateurs of the U.S. men’s ice hockey team upset the best team in the world ? the USSR. We relive the memory with the lead scorer in that game, Mark Johnson, who is currently the coach of Team USA’s women’s ice hockey team.

Johnson’s team went on to beat Finland in the 1980 Winter Olympics finals to win the gold medal. We also ask him about his efforts in this year’s Games.

Watch the last 15 seconds of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice”: (video clip:

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