On This Day

February 24, 1980 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • Rangers score 5 power-play goals against Islanders

OlympicsOlympic Gold

US ice hockey team clinches gold medal with 4-2 win over Finland at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; comes after 4-3 "Miracle on Ice" victory against hot favorite Soviet Union

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • XIII Winter Olympic Games close in Lake Placid, New York

Birthdays in Sport

  • Roman Sloudnov, Russian swimmer
1980 in Sport