"Do you believe in miracles?! Yes!" The Miracle on Ice refers to the medal-round game between the hosting United States, and the defending gold medalists, the Soviet Union during the men's ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. The U.S. team won the game 4-3 in a major upset against the Cold War rival. ABC reporter Al Michaels declared in the final seconds, "Do you believe in miracles?! Yes!"