'Miracle on Ice' voted SI's most iconic cover of all time

After five rounds of voting, the winner by a landslide: "Miracle on Ice," the 1980 cover depicting one of the greatest moments in American sports history.
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In honor of Sports Illustrated's 60th anniversary, we narrowed down 3,069 covers to a list of 32 and asked readers to vote on which was the most iconic.

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After five rounds, the winner by a landslide: "Miracle on Ice," from March 3, 1980, depicting one of the greatest moments in American sports history.

It remains one of the rare SI covers without any headlines or type whatsoever. (As photographer Heinz Kluetmeier told Richard Deitsch in 2008, "It didn't need it. Everyone in America knew what happened.")

If you're in the mood to reminisce, we've posted the original story here.

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FINAL ROUND

BRANDI CHASTAIN

MIRACLE ON ICE

ROUND 4 RESULTS

BRANDI CHASTAIN

DREAM TEAM

DWIGHT CLARK

MIRACLE ON ICE

ROUND 3 RESULTS

HANK AARON

BRANDI CHASTAIN

DREAM TEAM

MICKEY MANTLE

VINCE LOMBARDI

DWIGHT CLARK

DALE EARNHARDT

MIRACLE ON ICE

ROUND 2 RESULTS

LYNN SWANN

HANK AARON

JACK LAMBERT

BRANDI CHASTAIN

DREAM TEAM

PETE ROSE

MICKEY MANTLE

MARY LOU RETTON

MICHAEL JORDAN

VINCE LOMBARDI

LARRY BIRD

DWIGHT CLARK

MIKE TYSON

DALE EARNHARDT

MIRACLE ON ICE

JACK NICKLAUS

ROUND 1 RESULTS

Lynn Swann

LeBron James

Muhammad Ali

Hank Aaron

Wayne Gretzky

Jack Lambert

Brandi Chastain

Yogi Berra

Bobby Orr

Pete Rose

Dream Team

Magic Johnson

Jason Collins

Mickey Mantle

Len Bias

Mary Lou Retton

Michael Jordan

Lew Alcindor

Vince Lombardi

Michael Phelps

Arthur Ashe

Larry Bird

Bill Clinton

Dwight Clark

Joe Namath

Mike Tyson

The Kennedys

Dale Earnhardt

Miracle on Ice

Ted Williams

Tiger Woods

Jack Nicklaus

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