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Old 05 January 2014, 08:46 PM
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Icon18 1980 Soviet Olympic hockey team carried guns

Comment: I heard today that the 1980 Russian Olympic Hockey Team had guns
in their back pockets during the game between them and the US hockey team,
which the US team won. Is this true?
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Old 05 January 2014, 08:50 PM
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Gawker claims not during the famous "Miracle on Ice" game but a gun was on the ice during a previous exhibition game.

Schneider discovered the gun when he checked a Soviet player into the boards during a pre-Olympics exhibition game and the opponent's jersey slid up, revealing the firearm. Though the weapon wasn't actually intended to intimidate the American team. As U.S. goalie Jim Craig tells it, the packing "player" was a KGB agent who was traveling with the Soviet squad to keep its players from defecting to the West.
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