Sunday, February 22, 2009

This Day in Sports History - Miracle on Ice

This morning the YouTube blog reminded me that today, February 22, is the 29th anniversary of the US Olympic Hockey Team's upset victory over the Soviet Union. A quick search of YouTube for videos about that game yielded numerous videos. Below are a couple of good ones.

The last 15 seconds of the game and the famous "do you believe in miracles?" call by Al Michaels.


A ten minute montage video including game footage, game audio, and background information about the significance of the game.


Applications for Education
These videos as well as the movie Miracle are good resources to complement a study of the Cold War. Students that might not otherwise be engaged in studying the Cold War may become interested when sports are added into the discussion.