The 21st Annual Induction Ceremonies

On May 20, 2017 in Oklahoma City, OK, USA, our official Class of 2017 honorees were inducted into the Hall, as we also honored our latest Frank Bare Award winner, creative visionary Mike Jacki.

All Hail the Class of 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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For the first time, gymnastics fans spanning the globe were be able to watch the Class of 2017 being inducted — in real time, online, via Facebook LIVE! The broadcast was recorded and is available on the IGHOF Facebook page, courtesy of our streaming partner for the evening, International Gymnast Magazine. Here’s the link to the IGHOF Facebook LIVE broadcast. 


It takes a rare combination of creativity and guts to rescue a not-for-profit organization with a deficit of $700,000. And that’s exactly what our 2017 Frank Bare Award recipient Mike Jacki did when he took over as President of the U.S. Gymnastics Federation in 1983. Read the full story here »

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

Shun Fujimoto

Shun Fujimoto

Class of 2017

Albert Azaryan

Class of 2013

Oksana Chusovitina

Oksana Chusovitina

Class of 2017

Kim Zmeskal

Class of 2012

Vera Caslavska

Class of 1998

Doug Wilson

2012 Frank Bare Award

Alexei Nemov

Alexei Nemov

Class of 2017

Svetlana Boguinskaia

Class of 2005

Dominique Dawes

Class of 2009

Kim Zmeskal

Class of 2012

Vitaly Scherbo

Class of 2009

Yelena Davydova

Class of 2007

Lavinia Milosovici

Class of 2011

Yukio Endo

Class of 1999

Alicia Sacramone

Alicia Sacramone

Class of 2017

Nikolai Andrianov

Class of 2001

IGHOF by the numbers


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What our honorees say


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