The quote: “You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.”
The coach: Herb Brooks
The team: U.S.A. men’s ice hockey, 1980. Brooks coached the team to a gold medal over the Soviet Union, who had won nearly every world championship and Olympic tournament since 1954, which made headlines as a “miracle on ice.” Check out the other most emotional moments from the winter Olympics.
The quote: “The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.”
The coach: Bobby Knight
The team: U.S.A. men’s basketball, 1984 gold medal; a pre-NBA Michael Jordan was a key player on the team. Knight was also coach of the Indiana Hoosiers from 1971 to 2000.