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Most Memorable Olympic Moments of All Time

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1980 US Hockey beats Russia Report Abuse
Miracle on ice.
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haha ok...
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Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals at 1936 games in Berlin Report Abuse
African-American track and field star Jesse Owens symbolically thwarts Nazi Germany's wish to use the Games to display Aryan superiority
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suck on dat nazis
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Kerri Strug Vaulting on a Sprained Ankle to give Team USA the Gold Medal Report Abuse
After landing awkwardly on her first vault and suffering a sprained ankle, Kerri Strug vaulted through the pain to guarantee the first US Olympic Team Gold Medal in Women's Gymnastics.
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amazing!
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Michael Phelps Breaking Mark Spitz's Record Report Abuse
Michael Phelps broke the record of 7 golds in a single Olympics by winning 8 gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He did that in style, setting world records in most of his races.
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Nadia Comaneci becoming the first to be awarded a perfect 10 in gymnastics Report Abuse
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Derek Redmond's Dad walking beside his son after injury Report Abuse
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Sambo sucks!!
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Rulon Gardner wins gold in Greco-Roman wrestling at 2000 games, upseting Aleksandr Karelin Report Abuse
Legendary Russian wrestler Aleksandr Karelin had been undefeated for 13 years and had not given up a point in six years, prior to his loss in the gold medal match to Gardner.
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Mary Lou Retton wins All-Around Gold Report Abuse
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Tommie Smith and John Carlos's political statement regarding racism. Report Abuse
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Mark Spitz winning 7 gold medals at the Munich Olympics in 1972 Report Abuse
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this was also after the terrible terrorist catastrophe at Munich, and was all the more powerful because Spitz is Jewish.
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Cathy Freeman won the 400 meter Report Abuse
She took a victory lap with both the Australian flag, and the aboriginal flag.
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Remember the race very well that included 2 British representatives. Katherine Merry got the bronze while Donna Fraser finished fourth.
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Vera Caslavska's Silent Protest Report Abuse
In the 1968 Summer Olympics, when standing on the gold medal podium with Soviet Union's Larissa Petrik, Vera Caslavska from Czechoslovakia put her head down while the Soviet Union anthem was playing to protest Soviet Union's invasion of Czechoslovakia
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Michael Johnson becoming the first man to complete the 200m and 400m win in history Report Abuse
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Dan Jansen finally winning an Olympic medal after a 10 year drought Report Abuse
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Greg Louganis finishing his 10th dive despite hitting his head on the board and receiving stitches Report Abuse
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Torvill and Dean Report Abuse
The first non-Soviet dance pair to win Olympic gold, they earned unanimous perfect scores in artistic impression.
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Muhammad Ali Lighting the Flame at the 1996 Olympics Report Abuse
He battled through his Parkinson's Disease and lit the cauldron with trembling hands for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. In addition, he received a replacement gold medal to replace the one he tossed into a river after being discriminated against.
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2000 Sydney Olympics Report Abuse
Greatest games ever
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Bonnie Blair becoming the first US woman to win 5 Olympic Gold Medals Report Abuse
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Carl Lewis tying Jesse Owens' medal record Report Abuse
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The Original Dream Team Report Abuse
For the first time, professional basketball players were allowed to play in the Olympics, forming the Original Dream Team. They dominated all opponents, winning the gold medal as expected.
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Usain Bolt wins 100m, 200m and 4x100m with new world records Report Abuse
Usain Bolt is the only man to win these sprinting events with all new world records
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Team USA wins gold in 1980 Report Abuse
Miricle on ice
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Ben Johnson has gold medal stripped at 1988 Games in Seoul Report Abuse
Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson won the 100 meter dash but tested positive for stanozolol. His gold medal was subsequently stripped and awarded to American runner-up Carl Lewis (who himself had tested positive for banned substances prior to the Olympics)
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2002 Olympic Pairs Figure Skating scandal Report Abuse
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Hermann Maier crashing during the 1998 course and then coming back to win gold Report Abuse
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Sarah Hughes' stunning victory over favorites Michelle Kwan and Irina Slutskaya Report Abuse
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Jessica Ennis Report Abuse
2012 Olympic heptathlon gold medallist. Dominant from start to finish.
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Rebecca Adlington Report Abuse
2008 400 and 800m freestyle Olympic champion who put British swimming on the world map. She went on to win 2 bronze medals 4 years later in London.
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Tonya Harding vs. Nancy Kerrigan drama Report Abuse
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Ben Johnson testing postive for steroids after Olympic win Report Abuse
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2008 Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony Report Abuse
The Opening Ceremonies at the 2008 Beijing Olympics were the most spectacular in Olympic History. The intricate dancing and choreography set the stage for a fantastic Olympic Games.
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But there was also scandal, as China would not disclose deaths that resulted from architectual problems with the stage.
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