2. Soviet hockey
The Miracle on Ice was one of the greatest moments in American sports history. But for Soviet hockey, it was just a blip. The USSR’s hockey program was an absolute powerhouse. Starting in 1956, it won seven Olympic gold medals and produced countless world-class players, who until 1989 weren’t permitted to play in the NHL.
1. The Dream Team
The best collection of basketball talent ever assembled. Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and company ran roughshod over the competition in the 1992 Olympics. We’ll never see anything like it again.