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  1. The Plunge

    Carl Schreck

    Shavarsh Karapetyan trained his eyes on the asphalt as he rounded the corner. He had 45 pounds of sand strapped to his back, facing the final push on a 13-mile run fueled by the fury he'd been nursing ever since Soviet coaches dropped him from t...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  2. World Cup History: 1962

    John Brewin and Martin Williamson

    History

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  3. 30 for 30 Shorts: ‘From Harlem With Love’

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. Tensions between the USSR and the United States were high in 1959, with the seemingly constant threat of nuclear war. Then some unlikely ambassadors stepped forward to clear all...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  4. Greatest Managers, No. 8: Valeri Lobanovsky

    Gabriele Marcotti

    Greatest managers

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2013
  5. Cold warmth -- USA vs. Russia

    Roger Bennett

    Eric Wynalda faced the Russian national team in its various incarnations four times in the course of his 106-cap international career. "Every time we played, it seemed like their jerseys had something different emblazoned on them," he remembered. "Fi...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  6. 'The Other Dream Team' poster is released

    Playbook Trending

    MOVIE SYNOPSIS: After leading the USSR to a gold medal (and victory over the United States) at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis were poster boys for their oppressor's sports machine. Four year later, after the fall...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  7. European Championships 1972

    John Brewin and Martin Williamson

    History of the Euros

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2012
  8. European Nations Cup 1960

    John Brewin and Martin Williamson

    History of the Euros

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2012
  9. European Nations Cup 1968

    John Brewin and Martin Williamson

    History of the Euros

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2012
  10. European Nations Cup 1960

    John Brewin and Martin Williamson

    History of the Euros

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2012
  11. Mike Krzyzewski fired up by Russian coach's comments on 1972 USA-...

    Chris Sheridan

    Clearly perturbed by Russia coach David Blatt's comment that the Soviet Union was the rightful winner of the gold-medal game at the 1972 Munich Olympics, coach Mike Krzyzewski launched his own counterattack Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2010
  12. 2010 World Cup: New Zealand team preview

    Scott Anthony

    Qualifying for the World Cup for the first time in 28 years, New Zealand will play the underdog role among Group F teams in South Africa.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2010
  13. World Cup History 1962

    John Brewin and Martin Williamson

    Host country Chile

    Story | November 10, 2009
  14. 5-year Josh Sacco who did 'Miracle' video on YouTube replicates f...

    Josh Sacco does a pretty spot-on impersonation of actor Kurt Russell as U.S. Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks from the movie "Miracle."

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2009
  15. Gold medalist Mike Eruzione

    Eruzione captained the 1980 USA hockey team. Welcome to SportsNation! On Monday former U.S. Olympian Mike Eruzione stops by to chat about his 1980 ice hockey team. Eruzione scored the winning goal against the USSR team in the 1980 Winter Olympics...

    Chat | June 19, 2009
  16. A NEW FIRST FOR THE FINAL FRONTIER

    Capitalizing on the great space race between the USA and the USSR of the 1960s, Star Trek dared to go where no other TV show had gone before with the promise of exploring fantastic new worlds and providing unique challenges for the men and women abo...

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2009