Relive the ‘Miracle’ of America’s greatest sports triumph

Relive the ‘Miracle’ of America’s greatest sports triumph

During the coronavirus shutdown, each day we will bring you a recommendation from The Post’s Peter Botte for a sports movie, TV show or book that perhaps was before your time or somehow slipped between the cracks of your viewing/reading history.

“Do You Believe in Miracles?: The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team,” HBO (2001)

Streaming: HBO Go, HBO Now, YouTube

“Miracle” (2004), Rated PG

Streaming: Netflix, Amazon Prime

Yes, Al Michaels, we most certainly do believe in miracles.

Having just celebrated the 40-year anniversary of what many consider the greatest American sports moment of all time, we are jointly highlighting both the stellar documentary and big-screen tale about the gold medal-winning 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team.

The HBO documentary, narrated by actor Liev Schreiber, presents interviews with many of the main participants on both sides of the Americans’ improbable (impossible!) 4-3 victory over the Russians in the semifinals — including U.S. captain Mike Eruzione, goalie Jim Craig, first-line forward Dave Silk and colorful defenseman Jack O’Callahan, my four fellow Boston University alums.

Even pulled Russian goaltending legend Vladislav Tretiak and top forward Boris Mikhailov lend their insights — as does Barry Rosen, among the 54 Americans held hostage in Iran beginning in November 1979.

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