VIDEO: The Winter Olympics continue today in Sochi, Russia, and seem poised to provide their share of indelible memories. Take a look back at some other memorable moments from past Games.
'Miracle on Ice' (1980)
Without hyperbole, it still stands as arguably one of the greatest moments in U.S. sports history. A lightly regarded U.S. hockey team, stocked with little-known college players, upset a Soviet powerhouse thought to be invincible in world hockey at the time. Mike Eruzione scored the go-ahead goal in a 4-3 win, and to seal the moment, ABC broadcaster Al Michaels uttered his famous phrase, "Do you believe in miracles?"
Dan Jansen wins at last (1994)
Dan Jansen’s journey to a speed skating gold medal spanned four Olympic Games and is commemorated in a Visa commercial with the following words: “Hours before his race in ’88, Dan Jansen’s sister, Jane, passed away. He’d promised her he’d win gold. He didn’t…until six years later. Then, he skated a victory lap with his daughter, Jane.”
Tonya Harding vs. Nancy Kerrigan (1994)
Perhaps never has an Olympic competition been so overshadowed by an incident that occurred away from the Games. A month prior to the 1994 Lillehammer Games, U.S. figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was injured at the American skating championships in Detroit when Shane Stant struck her in the knee with a baton. It was later learned that Stant was hired by Tonya Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly. The ensuing media frenzy, it's safe to say, proved to be a distraction for both skaters. Kerrigan won a silver medal in the figure skating competition; Harding finished 10th.
Judging scandal in Salt Lake (2002)
In 2002 the pairs figure skating competition was thrown into chaos when the Canadian duo of Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, despite skating a flawless long program, was docked points by a French judge who later admitted to taking part in a "vote trading" scheme. The fallout included a complete overhaul in methodology for scoring future skating competitions, and Sale and Pelletier were awarded gold medals four days later.
Eric Heiden makes history (1980)
No athlete before or since -- in the Summer or Winter Olympics -- has pulled off what Heiden achieved at Lake Placid in 1980. He swept all five speed skating events (500 meters, 1,000 meters, 1,500 meters, 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters), winning gold in each and setting four world records in the process.
From infant to teen in four minutes
VIDEO: Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester’s time lapse video of his daughter, Lotte — created by filming her every week from her birth until she turned 14 — has become a viral sensation.
Liberty Christian at semistate
VIDEO: Liberty Christian's boys basketball team competed in the school's first semistate on March 22, facing Marquette Catholic. Despite a 72-61 loss, the Lions' pride in their historic season was evident even in defeat.
Liberty Christian pep rally
VIDEO: The student body at Liberty Christian sent the Lions off to their first semistate appearance with a rousing pep rally Friday afternoon in the school's gymnasium.
Liberty Christian Lions: Coaches
A trio of strong coaches — Jason Chappell, Ryan Jackson and Mike Carey — take the Liberty Christian Lions into semistate play against Marquette Catholic this weekend. Here's what the Liberty players have to say about the men who lead them.
Odds of a perfect bracket
VIDEO: Warren Buffett is insuring a Quicken Loans promotional contest that will award $1 billion to anyone who can correctly guess the winners of every game of the NCAA men's basketball championship tournament. How long are the odds of doing it? Here is a list of things more likely to happen.
Business Profile: MUGS Coffee and Tea Company
VIDEO: Shop owners Sky Huff and Chris Peterson describe why they started their business and what they hope keeps customers coming back.
Liberty Christian celebrates regional win
Liberty Christian's boys basketball team won the school's first regional championship on March 15. Advancing to the semistate for the first time, the Lions celebrated their historic victory with a pep rally in the gym after their long trip home from Frankfort.
Liberty Christian's basketball family
VIDEO: Liberty Christian boys basketball team is headed to its third straight regional after winning its third straight sectional title.The Lions have come a long way since a 5-win season in 2010-11. Much of their success is owed to their strength as a family.
Two dead at SXSW after car hits crowd
VIDEO: A suspected drunken driver fleeing police crashed through barricades at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, slamming into a crowd outside a nightclub and killing a man and woman on a moped early Thursday, police said.
Madison County Chamber Annual Awards Gala
VIDEO: Highlights from the chamber's annual awards dinner honoring businesses making a difference in Madison County.
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