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by Allan Fish

A bit of a blast from left field, this is what I hope will be the first in a series of pieces on WitD contributors greatest sporting moments from their lifetime.  I say from their lifetime in that these events must have taken place while you yourself were breathing and not before.  In my case, this rules out anything pre 1973, from Pele’s Brazil to Arkle in full flow to Jim Laker’s 19 wickets in a test to Roger Bannister’s four minute mile.  This list will doubtless be radically different to anyone else’s.  Baseball, American Football and Basketball are completely absent and ice hockey only gets one mention – and that hardly needs an introduction.  So let’s get that out of the way first.

30 – USA beat USSR, Olympic Ice hockey final, 1980, Lake Placid

Better and more knowledgeable writers than yours truly have already waxed lyrical about this, but I remember watching this at the age of 6 or 7, cheering on the States against the Russians and not really being old enough to take in the ramifications.  You don’t need reminding, but here…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuBcvNmsVvs

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