On This Day

February 20, 1980 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • Soviet 2-time world champion team Natalia Linichuk and Gennadi Karponosov win the Olympic ice dance gold medal at Lake Placid by just 0.96 from Krisztina Regőczy & András Sallay of Hungary
  • Soviet cross-country skier Nikolay Zimyatov wins his 2nd gold medal of the Lake Placid Winter Olympics as part of the 4 x 10k relay; also wins 30k and 50k gold

Birthdays in Sport

  • Artur Boruc, Polish footballer
  • Imanol Harinordoquy, French rugby union footballer