News/Events

Induction Ceremony 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Six gymnastics legends were honored at the 21st annual International Gymnastics Hall of Fame (IGHOF) ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City.

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Induction Ceremony 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY – Five gymnastics legends were honored at the 18th annual International Gymnastics Hall of Fame (IGHOF) induction ceremony on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City.

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Induction Ceremony 2013

The IGHOF also initiated a new program designed to link today's current gymnastics heroes with the Hall of Fame legends. The Nadia Comaneci Sportsmanship Award honors a currently competitive or recently retired gymnast from around the world who has demonstrated great sportsmanship or fair play...

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Induction Ceremony 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY – Five international gymnastics legends were honored at the 15th annual International Gymnastics Hall of Fame Ceremony held on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City.

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Induction Ceremony 2010

INSPIRATION - The diverse Class of 2010 represents four decades of gymnastics history. Their stories are as different as the apparatus on which they made history. The four gymnasts honored at the 14th annual Induction Ceremony of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame combined to win 35 world and Olympic medals...

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Induction Ceremony 2009

Five legends were honored at the 13th annual International Gymnastics Hall of Fame induction dinner Saturday night in Oklahoma City. Margaret Sikkens Ahlquist (Sweden), Octavian Bellu (Romania), Elvira Saadi (Uzbekistan), Vitaly Scherbo (Belarus) and Dominique Dawes (U.S.) stand by their portraits.

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Tribute to IGHOF Founder

Tribute to IGHOF Founder - Glenn M. Sundby.
Saturday, March 28, was an exceptionally beautiful sunny morning, a perfect day to express feelings of warmth and gratitude for the opportunity of having known and been associated with Glenn Marlin Sundby...

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Induction Ceremony 2008

On February 9, 2008, the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame held its 12th formal induction ceremony in Oklahoma City, OK (USA). Inducted were 4 gymnasts and one IOM (International Order of Merit) recipient. Honorees were: Ma Yanhong (CHN), Stoyan Deltchev (BUL), Lilia Podkopayeva (UKR), Shuji Tsurumi (JPN) and Ludwig Schweizer-IOM (GER).

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New Location for Hall of Fame

This gallery contains images taken during the formal opening celebrating the new exhibit for the Hall of Fame at the OmniPlex Center in Oklahoma City, OK, May 2007. Photos courtesy of Bart Conner and Linda Bare.

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Induction Ceremony 2006

2006 marked the 10th Anniversary for the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Those inducted were Vladimir Artemov (Russia), Eizo Kenmotsu (Japan), Natalia Kuchinskaya (Russia) and Shannon Miller (USA). The 2006 International Order of Merit (IOM) recipient was Mr. Uli Spieth (Germany) President of Spieth Gymnastics Company. Many past honorees returned for this occasion to honor and celebrate with the new inductees.

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Induction Ceremony 2005

2005 marked the 9th Annual Hall of Fame Induction in Oklahoma City, OK. Those inducted were Svetlana Boginskaya (Belarus), Valery Liukin (Kazakhstan), Akinori Nakayama (Japan) and Erika Zuchold (Germany). The International Order of Merit (IOM) recipient was Daniel Baumat (Switzerland) President of Swiss Timing.

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Induction Ceremony 2004

Inductees for 2004 are Alexander Ditiatin (Russia), Takuji Hayata (Japan), Helena Rakoczy (Poland), Yelena Shushunova (Russia) and Heikki Savolainen (Finland). IOM Recipient is Dr. Zakaria Ahmad (Malaysia).

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Induction Ceremony 2003

May 9, 2003, marked the 7th Annual Induction Ceremony in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (USA). 2003 inductees Dmitry Bilozerchev (Russia), Karin Janz (Germany), Franco Menichelli (Italy), and Kurt Thomas (USA) all traveled to Oklahoma City, where they were inducted into the IGHOF in a black-tie ceremony...

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Induction Ceremony 2002

June 21, 2002, marked the 6th Annual Induction Ceremony. Berthe Villancher (France) was inducted in the Lifetime Achievement Category. Five Olympic and/or World Champions were inducted in the Gymnast Category. Honorees in this category are: Polina Astakhova (Ukraine), Kieko Ikeda (Japan), Agnes Keleti (Hungary), Daniela Silivas (Romania) and Boris Shakhlin (Ukraine).

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Induction Ceremony 2001

June 8, 2001, marked the 5th Annual Induction Ceremony in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (USA). Bruno Grandi (Italy) was inducted in Lifetime Achievement category, for his contribution to the sport in his home country of Italy and throughout the world as President of the FIG. In the Gymnastics category, five Olympic and/or World Champions were inducted. Those honored were Nikolai Andrianov (Russia), Lyubov Burda (Russia), William Thoresson (Sweden), Teodora Ungureanu (Romania), and Sawao Kato (Japan).

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Induction Ceremony 2000

June 2, 2000, marked the Fourth Annual Induction of gymnasts in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (USA). Four Olympic and World Champions came to Oklahoma City to be honored and recognized for their achievements. Those honored were: Haruhiro Yamashita (Japan), Maxi Gnauch (Germany), Ecaterina Szabo (Romania) and Li Ning (China).

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Induction Ceremony 1999

June 4, 1999 marked the third Annual Induction Ceremony in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (USA). Six honorees were inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Frank Bare (USA) inducted in Lifetime Achievement, Miroslav Cerar (Slovania), Yukio Endo (Japan), Nellie Kim (Belarus), Eugen Mack (Switzerland), and Yuri Titov (Russia) for their achievements as a gymnast.

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Induction Ceremony 1998

June 26, 1998, marked the Second Annual Induction Ceremony, in Oklahoma City, OK (USA). Seven gymnasts were honored, representing inductees from Europe, Asia and North America. Those inducted were Vera Caslovska (CSR), Savino Guglielmetti (ITA), Takashi Ono (JPN) Cathy Rigby (USA), Peter Vidmar (USA), Larisa Latynina (UKR) and Ludmilla Tourischeva (UKR).

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Induction Ceremony 1997

June 27, 1997, marked the inaugural Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies in Oklahoma City, OK (USA). Ten years after Founder Glenn Sundy began his dream of preserving gymnastic history, 9 indivudals were honored during this memorable evening at the Medallion Hotel...

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