2003 - 7th Annual Induction Ceremony
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. The late Max Bangerter of Switzerland, a former Secretary-General of the International Gymnastics Federation, was posthumously inducted into the IGHOF in Lifetime Achievement Category. The class of 2003 owns a combined collection of 41 World and Olympic medals. The 2003 event will also honor current FIG Secretary-General Norbert Bueche as the first recipient of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame's International Order of Merit award.