Yes- It’s True! In 1980, the Olympics Came to Upstate New York
Could this ever happen today? The Olympic Games in Upstate New York?
It seems unlikely, but the memories of the 1980 Olympics have been forever etched in our brains - if you're old enough to remember them!
The 1980 Olympics gave us The Miracle on Ice, the first use of artificial snow in Olympic games, and a raccoon for a mascot. What else do you remember? Relive more moments by checking out some seldom-seen photos taken during the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY below!
It'll be 42 years this week, but it feels like a lifetime ago, and some of you reading this right now were not even born when the world's greatest winter athletes convened on upstate New York for the XIII Games.
The Olympic games have evolved and grown so much over the last few decades, it's hard to fathom holding the actual Winter Olympic Games in upstate, New York, but we did. And the 1980 games played in Lake Placid were exciting, thrilling, and memorable.
Here are some images from the week of February 13th-24th, 1980 in Lake Placid New York, home of the XIII Olympic Winter Games.
Images from the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, NY
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