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The Top 10 Moments in U.S. Olympic History

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Women’s Soccer Team Wins Gold in Overtime (Athens 2004)


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Is there anything more exhilarating than winning a professional sports championship in overtime, with a game-winning score? Well, how about a gold medal-winning overtime goal? This is precisely what the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team accomplished in the 2004 Athens Games, when Abby Wambach scored the winning goal against Brazil in overtime – earning the team their second gold medal in eight years. And for those who are wondering, this was not the women's soccer victory in which defender/midfielder Brandi Chastain took off her jersey to expose her sports bra (that would be the 1999 Women's World Cup) . . .

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