A historical essay on the 1972 Summit Series in newspaper form.
Yesterday, with 24 seconds left in the game, Paul Henderson's winning goal
completed an incredible comeback victory for Team Canada and left the place of sports, Lenin Central Stadium, echoing to the lyrics of O'Canada.
The final score of 6-5 for the Canadians and the series victory of four wins, three
losses and a tie, barely begins to describe the political confrontations that came with the emotional eight game series.
The "on-ice" contest was seen as another facet of the Cold War, and a definite example of how political international sports can be. The Canadian team represented the F…
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