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01-17-2013, 10:50 AM
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What if the US lost to Finland in 1980?

I was always wondering about how the Americans victory over the Soviet Union in Lake Placid in 1980 would have been impacted had they lost to Finland in their final match.

IIRC, back then the format worked out so that had the US lost, the USSR would still have received the gold.

So how would the media today have viewed the US win? Would it have been just has big and memorable? Would it have been a forgotten upset? Would it still have recieved the same amount of media coverage that it continues to get?

How would a US loss to the Finns have impacted their improbable win over the Soviets?

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