HALL OF FAME

Joe Frazier took advantage of his chance to win Olympic gold
Joe Frazier took advantage of his chance to win Olympic gold

Originally an alternate for the Games, Frazier knocked out his first three opponents then won the gold-medal bout despite a broken thumb...

She might have been underestimated, but Wyomia Tyus made a habit to finish first
She might have been underestimated, but Wyomia Tyus made a habit to finish first

The first person to repeat as an Olympic champion in the 100 meters, she felt strongly about her role as an activist....

Inside Shannon Miller’s decision to donate The Scrunchie to the Museum
Inside Shannon Miller’s decision to donate The Scrunchie to the Museum

The gymnast wore her famous scrunchie in every big meet for six years to keep her hair out of the way and prevent it from distracting judges....

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HALL OF FAME

Harrison “Bones” Dillard is the only man to win Olympic gold medals in the 100-meter dash and the 110-meter hurdles. In between the 1948 and 1952 Olympic Games, he served in the U.S. Army.

2019 INDUCTEES

The U.S. Women's Ice Hockey Team's gold medal at the Nagano 1998 Olympic Winter Games had a lasting impact; there were 28,000 girls and women who played ice hockey at the time, a number that has grown to 80,000 today.
Swimmer Erin Popovich is a three-time Paralympian; 14 of her 19 Paralympic medals were golds. She is a two-time winner of the ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability.
Misty May-Treanor was a college star at indoor volleyball, then successfully transitioned to one of the best beach volleyball careers of all-time, teaming with Kerri Walsh Jennings to win three Olympic gold medals and retiring with a then-record 112 wins.
Tim Nugent was known as the "Father of Accessibility" for his contributions to bringing equal rights for the disabled.
Tommie Smith's courage to protest for racial equality continues to be remembered throughout the sports landscape.
John Carlos and Tommie Smith's protest for racial equality has echoed throughout the sports world since the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games.