A "miracle on ice" took place in _____ at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games when the United States hockey team beat the defending gold medal champions and Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union.

Answer Lake Placid, New York

The underdog beat the four-time, gold medal winning Soviets in a small mountain town in New York state. To many, the game was more than just a gold medal win; it was an ideological battle won by the Americans against the Soviets during the Cold War.

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