And the inductees are…
Once again, the International Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting a number of prominent figures in the realm of athletic endeavors. The International Sports Hall of Fame was established thirty years ago next month and features some of the most prominent individuals in sporting history. The Hall of Fame isn’t limited to only athletes and in fact hosts a large variety of individuals who have had an impactful influence in multiple sporting arenas.
Hall of Fame founder Dr. Robert Goldman will be receive the Lifetime Achievement award this March by none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. The event taking place next month commemorates the 30th anniversary of the ceremony. The But Dr. Goldman won’t be the only individual whose excellence will be acknowledged. The Hall of Fame inductees are all individuals who are well known and respected in their athletic fields.
Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is among the honorees this year. From Olympic bronze medalist to unbeaten MMA prospect, to Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion, to UFC champion, Ronda Rousey was and is a true trailblazer for women’s MMA. Her induction just further proves the massive influence she had on the sport.
Alongside her is former UFC heavyweight champion and MMA pioneer Bas Rutten. Rutten has gone from MMA champion in multiple organizations, to coach, to color commentator, to actor in a career that has spanned decades. Bas Rutten continues to be a major influence with his continued and memorable coverage of the sport of MMA as well as stealing the show in the popular “Kevin Can Wait” television series.
Terry and Jan Todd both left their mark in separate fields. While Terry was a powerlifter and Olympic weightlifter of high regard, Jan is a sports history professor and has taught at the University of Texas at Austin. Terry is also a well regarded journalist who has been a staff writer for Sports Illustrated and is also the creator and event director of the Arnold Strongman Classic.
Last but not least we have Phil Keoghan, a New Zealand television personality known stateside for hosting the U.S. version of the Amazing Race. With multiple accomplishments under his belt, including winning ten Emmy awards, Keoghan has proven himself to be a recognizable voice in reality sporting events.
Congratulations to the 2018 inductees!