The 22nd Annual Induction Ceremonies

On May 19, 2018 in Oklahoma City, OK, USA, our official Class of 2018 honorees were inducted into the Hall.

PRESENTING THE 2018 CLASS OF LEGENDS

Olympic champions Paul Hamm and fellow American Nastia Liukin were inducted this year, along with Romanian legend Andreea Raducan. Alexei Nemov, who entered the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame with the Class of 2017, could not travel to the U.S. last year. He was able to attend the 2018 Induction Ceremonies, held on May 19th, in Oklahoma City. Read more »

GYM WORLD MOURNS RUSSIAN LEGEND YELENA SHUSHUNOVA

Russian legend Yelena Shushunova, Class of 2004, has passed away, due to complications from pneumonia. She was 49 years old. “All of us on the board of directors of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame mourn the passing of the incredible Yelena Shushunova,” said IGHOF Chairman Bart Conner. Above is her IGHOF Induction Speech from the Class of 2004 (translation by Ivan Ivankov). Read more »

SLAVA CORN, 2018 INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF MERIT

Slava Corn has experienced and worked in some capacity at eight Olympic Games and more than 50 World Championships. She has been acknowledged at the Canadian Sports Awards as one of Canada’s most influential women. And on May 19, 2018, she was recognized as the 2018 International Order of Merit Honoree from the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Read more »

We Honor Undeniable Excellence

The International Gymnastics Hall of Fame is an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the legacies and promoting the achievements of our sport’s most accomplished and decorated legends.

All the Latest

Paul Hamm

Paul Hamm

Class of 2018

Andreea Raducan

Andreea Raducan

Class of 2018

Nastia Liukin

Nastia Liukin

Class of 2018

Kim Zmeskal

Class of 2012

Vera Caslavska

Class of 1998

Doug Wilson

2012 Frank Bare Award

Svetlana Boguinskaia

Class of 2005

Dominique Dawes

Class of 2009

Vitaly Scherbo

Class of 2009

IGHOF by the numbers

98

Honorees Inducted

23

Countries Represented

1987

Year Founded

20,000+

Exhibit Visits/Month

What our honorees say

IGHOF QUICK FACTS

The International Gymnastics Hall of Fame (IGHOF) is a fully independent, not-for-profit organization that is not affiliated with any other organization. We are recognized by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) as the de facto, official hall of fame for the sport of artistic gymnastics.


The IGHOF functions much like the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The NBHOF is not affiliated with, nor governed by, Major League Baseball. It works closely with the league, however, in acting on its mission to preserve and promote the history of the game. In that same way, the IGHOF works closely with the FIG, the International Olympic Committee and national governing bodies for artistic gymnastics from around the world, as necessary, to honor the legends of our sport and promote their individual legacies.

The International Gymnastics Hall of Fame Exhibit is governed by a board of directors made up entirely of volunteers with backgrounds in gymnastics, business, education and public service. The IGHOF Exhibit is located within the Science Museum Oklahoma, at the OmniPlex Center in Oklahoma City, OK, U.S.A., which attracts more than 20,000 visitors a month, primarily school children.
While plans for a permanent bricks-and-mortar home are under development, the IGHOF actively advances its mission on several fronts, including our cornerstone event, the annual Induction Ceremonies, and our global "virtual" Hall of Fame online at www.ighof.com.