To this point, the U.S. basketball team had never lost an Olympic game. But one of America's youngest squads faced off against an experienced team of Russians and struggled before a furious comeback gave the U.S. what appeared to be a close win. Officials controversially added three seconds to the clock, giving Russia just enough time to make a basket and get the gold. The U.S. never claimed its silver medals.
Credit: Getty Images
Powered By ZergNet
The Adventure Issue
Eight Trips That Take Your Further
Plus: The Toughest Agent in the NFL
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
The Devil's Obstacle Course
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.