1960 Winter Olympics
2002 might have been the year Canada overcame their Olympic hockey demons, but the USA had their own period of drought many decades earlier.
But in 1960 they came out on top against the Canadians to help secure their first ever gold-medal on the men's Olympic hockey stage.
And they did it despite being written off by many who saw Canada as the firm favorites coming into the contest.
USa also beat the Soviet Union in the medal round.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms