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A member of the US team takes pictures as he enters the stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
A member of the US team takes pictures as he enters the stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
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Imagine if the 1980 Winter Olympics happened in the age of social media. “I wonder how many servers would have crashed?” mused Jon Lundin, spokesman for the Olympic Regional Development Authority in Lake Placid. He recalled that year’s Olympic medal-round men’s ice hockey game, when the relatively inexperienced United States national team defeated the much-decorated Soviet Union in what has become known as the Miracle on Ice. The majority of sports fans did not know ...


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