Goodbye Winter Olympics

1960-Winter-Olympics-LogoAs the 2010 Winter Olympics come to an end tonight, we couldn’t help but take one more look back at the games of yesteryear, to an event that occurred exactly fifty years ago today, in Squaw Valley, California.

You may remember that last week we blogged about the 1980 “Miracle on Ice,” when the US Hockey team defeated the Soviet Union. Well, that wasn’t the first Cold War match-up where the US emerged victorious. On February 28, 1960, the underdog United States faced the favored Canada, the USSR, and finally Czechoslovakia, to take home the gold medal.

Let’s take a look back:

And as we say goodbye to Vancouver and the Winter Games, we pose this question to you – Do you think that any of the highlights from this year’s games will be looked back upon in 25 or even 50 years? Will we still be trying to figure out how Shaun White so easily defied gravity, or will we recall the tragic accident that took the life of Georgian Luge competitor, Nodar Kumaritashvili? Share your thoughts with us at Retroland as we say goodbye to the Winter Olympics.

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