chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Q&A: Team USSR, 1972 Summit Series vs. 1980 Miracle On Ice

Team USSR in 1972

Team USSR in 1972

Team USSR in 1980

Team USSR in 1980


How many of the players from the Soviet team in 1972 also played for them in the 1980 Olympics?

Question by David to “The Summit in 1972

There were seven Soviet players that played both in the 1972 Summit Series and 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. The team photos below show Team USSR rosters in both events:

Team USSR: 1972 Summit Series


Back row :

Valery Kharlamov, Yury Shatalov, Gennady Tsygankov, Vladimir Vikulov, Evgeny Zimin, Vyacheslav Solodukhin, Yury Lebedev, Vyacheslav Anisin, Alexander Maltsev.

2nd row :

Nikolay Karpov (coach), Alexander Martynyuk, Alexander Bodunov, Yury Blinov, Valery Vasilyev, Vladimir Shadrin, Yury Lyapkin, Boris Mikhailov, Alexander Gusev, Vladimir Astafyev, Evgeny Paladyev.

Front row :

Victor Zinger, Alexander Yakushev, Victor Kuzkin, Vyacheslav Starshinov, Vsevolod Bobrov (Head Coach), Alexander Ragulin, Evgeny Mishakov, Vladimir Petrov, Vladimir Lutchenko, Alexander Sidelnikov.

Team USSR: 1980 Winter Olympics


Back row :

Boris Mikhailov, Yury Lebedev, Sergey Starikov, Zinetula Bilyaletdinov, Vladimir Golikov, Vasily Pervukhin, Alexander Golikov, Alexander Maltsev, Alexander Skvortsov.

2nd row :

Valery Vasiliev, Vladimir Lutchenko, Alexey Kasatonov, Victor Zhluktov, Viacheslav Fetisov, Vladimir Petrov, Sergey Babinov, Helmut Balderis.

Front row :

Vladimir Myshkin, Valery Kharlamov, Victor Tikhonov (Head Coach), Vladimir Krutov, Vladimir Yurzinov (coach), Sergey Makarov, Vladislav Tretyak.



The following players were on both tournaments:


Soviet defenceman Vladimir Lutchenko is present on both photos. However, the second photo was made at the last traiining camp in Moscow, February 1980 prior to when the final roster decision was made. Lutchenko wasn’t included into the national team that played at the Olympics in 1980.


Arthur Chidlovski


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