One of the most famous “Cinderella” stories in sports history, the amateur United States Hockey Team won the Olympic Gold Medal over the Soviet Union in 1980. Prior to 1980, the Soviet Team had one every year since 1964. There was little hope for the U.S. team and most thought that they would be wiped out within the first round of the tournament. U.S. Coach Herb Brooks selected a group of young, collegiate men to play for his team. The training was gruel, and often the teammates did not get along as they were from different hockey teams in their previous careers. No one thought that this disheveled team would go as far as they did. They were a team that essentially went from “rags to riches” and served as the underdog who came out on top.
Do you think that this is truly a “Cinderella” story?