Hall of Fame Index

1956 Men’s Basketball Team

Led by Bill Russell and K.C. Jones, the 1956 U.S. Men’s Basketball Team was dominant at the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games, winning each of its eight games by at least 30 points en route to winning a gold medal.

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Team USA Basketball 1960 Rome

1960 Men’s Basketball Team

Perhaps the greatest amateur basketball team ever assembled, the roster included 10 future NBA players, including the next four players to win Rookie of the Year. The team won its games by an average of 42.4 points en route to the gold medal.

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1980 Men's Ice Hockey Team | Miracle on Ice

1980 Men’s Ice Hockey Team

The 1980 U.S. Men’s Ice Hockey Team of college players and minor leaguers pulled perhaps the biggest upset ever in Olympic history, pulling off the “Miracle On Ice” to win the gold medal at the Lake Placid 1980 Olympic Winter Games.

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1992 Men’s Basketball 'Dream Team' | U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame

1992 Men’s Basketball Team

The best basketball team ever assembled, the 1992 U.S. Men’s Basketball Team had 11 future Hall of Famers and won all of its games by at least 30 points in the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games.

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Women's Olympic Soccer Team

1996 Women’s Soccer Team

Women’s soccer was added to the Olympic Games for the first time ever and while it was only an eight-team competition, it was a rousing success capped by the U.S. 2-1 victory over China in the gold-medal game.

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2004 Women's Olympic Softball

2004 Softball Team

Perhaps the most dominant team in any sport in Olympic history, the 2004 U.S. Softball Team earned its nickname The Real Dream Team by outscoring opponents by a combined 51 to 1.

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Abie Grossfeld

Abie Grossfeld was a two-time Olympian, but his biggest impact was as a coach, including guiding the 1984 U.S. men’s gymnastics team to the team all-around title.

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Al Oerter

Al Oerter overcame any obstacle in his path to win four consecutive Olympic gold medals in the discus, setting an Olympic record every time.

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Alice Coachman

Alice Coachman first won a national title in 1939; in 1940 and 1944 The Olympics were canceled because of World War II. Coachman finally won gold in the high jump at the London 1948 Olympic Games.

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Alvin Kraenzlein

At the Paris 1900 Olympic Games, Alvin Kraenzlein’s technique helped him become the first to win four gold medals in individual events at a single Olympics.

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Amy Van Dyken

Swimmer Amy Van Dyken overcame asthma to win six Olympic gold medals. In the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, she became the first American woman to win four gold medals in a single Olympics.

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Apolo Ohno Hall of Fame 2019

Apolo Anton Ohno

Short-track speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno is the most decorated winter Olympian in U.S. history, winning eight medals over three Olympic Winter Games.

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Asa Smith Bushnell III

The first commissioner of the Eastern College Athletic Conference, Asa Smith Bucknell III served as secretary treasurer of the U.S. Olympic Committee from 1945 to 1965 and received the USOC’s Olympic Torch Award in 1966 for his contributions to the Olympic Movement.

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Avery Brundage

After an athletic career that included participating in the decathlon and pentathlon at the Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games, Avery Brundage started a business career. He later served as president of the American Olympic Association and then was president of the International Olympic Committee from 1952 to 1972.

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Babe Didrikson

Babe Didrikson might have won more medals at the Los Angeles 1932 Olympic Games, but at the time women were only permitted to enter three individual events.

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Bart Conner

The most accomplished American male gymnast, Bart Conner starred at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games as he led the U.S. to the team all-around gold medal and won a gold on the parallel bars.

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Bill Toomey

Despite a childhood injury that limited functionality in his right (throwing) hand, Bill Toomey set an Olympic record as he won a gold medal in the decathlon at the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games.

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Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King

Known for her advocacy for gender equality on and off the court, Billie Jean King is a true pioneer in women’s sports. She was inducted into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame in 2022.

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Billy Mills

A Native American from tiny Pine Ridge, South Dakota, Billy Mills surged down the stretch to win the 10,000-meter run at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history.

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Bob Beamon at the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games

Bob Beamon

Bob Beamon broke the previous world record in the long jump by nearly two feet as he soared 29 feet 2 1/2 inches to win a gold medal at the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games.

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Bob Hayes

NFL Hall of Famer “Bullet” Bob Hayes won two gold medals at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games. and is the only person ever to win an Olympic gold medal and a Super Bowl ring.

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Bob Mathias

A superb athlete, Bob Mathias did not know what a decathlon was until his high school coach suggested trying it. A few months later, Mathias won the first of his two Olympic gold medals.

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Bob Richards

Bob Richards became the first man to win multiple Olympic gold medals in the pole vault. He was the first athlete pictured on the front of a Wheaties cereal box.

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Bonnie Blair

Bonnie Blair

Speedskater Bonnie Blair was well known for her throng of family and friends and she gave them plenty to cheer about, winning five gold medals and one bronze over four Olympic Winter Games.

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Brian Boitano

Figure skater Brian Boitano put on the performance of his life at the Calgary 1988 Olympic Winter Games, defeating rival Brian Orser of Canada to win the gold medal.

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Bruce Baumgartner

Bruce Baumgartner captured medals — including two gold medals — in four consecutive Olympic Games, becoming just the fourth American to do so.

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Bruce Jenner – Olympic Gold Medal Winning Decathlete

Bruce Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, won the gold medal and broke the world record in decathlon in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games.

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Bud Greenspan

Bud Greenspan’s first film was a 15-minute documentary on gold medal weightlifter John Davis, whom he met working as an extra in the Metropolitan Opera chorus. Greenspan would go on to document every Olympic Games from 1984 to 2010, winning eight Emmy Awards. He was inducted into the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Order.

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Candace Cable

Candace Cable participated in nine different Paralympic Games in three sports and was the first U.S. woman to win medals in both the Paralympic Games and Paralympic Winter Games. She won eight gold medals and had 84 career first-place marathon finishes.

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Carl Lewis

One of the world’s greatest athletes ever, Carl Lewis won nine Olympic gold medals, including four consecutive gold medals in the long jump.

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Carlo Fassi

After the U.S. figure skating delegation was wiped out by a plane crash en route to the 1961 World Championships, Italian Coach Carlo Fassi was brought to the United States to rebuild the program.

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Carol Heiss

Carol Heiss won a silver medal at the Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956 Olympic Winter Games, then won four consecutive U.S. and World championships and gold at the Squaw Valley 1960 Olympic Winter Games.

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Charles Daniels

Charles Daniels is generally credited with modernizing the forward crawl to the freestyle stroke; he won four Olympic gold medals at the St Louis 1904 Olympic Games and London 1908 Olympic Games.

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