For the first time since 2019, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame will induct a class this June.
The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee has announced finalists for the 2022 class, consisting of 15 Olympians, nine Paralympians, three Olympic teams, two Paralympic teams, six legends, three coaches and three special contributors. Fans can cast their votes through May 16 to help determine the Class of 2022.
The finalists will be narrowed down to five Olympians, three Paralympians, one Olympic team and one Paralympic team for induction. The Class of 2022 will be announced on June 1 and inducted on June 24 at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs, Colo.
“It is an honor to unveil the finalists for induction into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame, Class of 2022,” said USOPC Chief Executive Officer Sarah Hirshland. “Each finalist has had a profound impact on Team USA and on the greater Olympic and Paralympic movements. We are proud to honor their work in living out the Olympic and Paralympic ideals and we look forward to celebrating the Class of 2022.”
In addition to the public vote, U.S. Olympians and Paralympians and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic family will vote on the categories of legend, coach and special contributor. The Olympic and Paralympic family consists of the Athletes’ Advisory Council, National Governing Bodies, High Performance Management Organizations, USOPC board of directors, Paralympic Advisory Council members and select members of the media.
Starting in 2022, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame will include the separation of one Olympic team and one Paralympic team.