After Kerri Strug landed her final one-legged vault attempt, the Magnificent Seven became the first Americans to win the women's gymnastics team competition at the Olympics. Shannon Miller added gold in the balance beam and Dominique Dawes got bronze in the floor exercise.
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Led by veterans like Lisa Fernandez (pictured) and first-time Olympians like Jennie Finch, the U.S. outscored its opponents 51-1 throughout the tournament, not giving up a run until the championship against Australia.
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With the Soviet Union sitting out the Los Angeles games, Bart Conner (pictured) and the rest of the U.S. team shocked the gymnastics world with its surprise win over the Chinese. The team added seven individual medals, including gold in both the parallel bars and pommel horse.
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1992 Dream Team
Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird joined a host of other NBA stars on an Olympic team for the first time. In perhaps the most dominant Olympic performance in any sport, the Dream Team won by an average of 44 points as the world got its first glimpse of the NBA's star players.
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1996 Dream Team
Five members of the original dream team returned four years later with the addition of Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O'Neal and others as Lenny Wilkens coached the team to another gold, and a 32-point average margin of victory.
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With Henry Iba coaching in his third Olympics, the U.S. marched to the gold medal game, improving its Olympic winning streak to 63 games (pictured). The U.S. finally met a challenge in the Soviet Union, and lost its first international game when an infamous and controversial decision gave the Soviets three attempts to inbound the ball with three seconds remaining, scoring the winning basket on the final attempt.
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Behind Lisa Leslie's 15.6 points per game, the U.S. won all eight of its games, getting its fifth-straight gold medal with a 74-63 win over Australia.
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1976 Boxing Team
Sugar Ray Leonard and Michael and Leon Spinks led a team that picked up seven medals, including five gold. Four members on the team would go on to hold professional boxing world titles.
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