A Front Row Seat For Olympic History

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LAKE PLACID, NY (Erie News Now) – Seating capacity at the 1980 Olympic Ice Rink in Lake Placid, New York, hovered around 8,500. Since that monumental upset by the United States against the Soviets, thousands more say they were in attendance.

During our recent trip to Lake Placid, we caught up with one individual who had a up close view of the stunning win.

In 1978, Georgia Jones was tabbed with the task of running the volunteers program for the 1980 Winter Games. That led her to landing a prime view for the Miracle on Ice.

Now in her mid-80’s, Georgia remembers every detail of the U.S. victory over the Soviet Union. It’s part one of our series on the 1980 Olympics and Lake Placid memories.


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