On This Date 9/10/1972

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The Soviet Union gets three chances to make the final basket to beat Team USA 51-50 in the Gold Medal final at the Munich Olympics. Heading into the game, the Americans were a perfect 63-0 in the Olympic basketball competition, looking for an Eighth Gold medal. The finish remains one of the most controversial moments in the history of the Olympics, as the USA protested by refusing to accept the Silver Medals.