Since 1983, the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame inducts a new class every Olympic year. Past Olympic athletes, teams, Paralympians, coaches, veterans and special contributors gather to welcome in the newest members into the Hall of Fame. This year, the successes of 18 individual athletes, five teams and five Paralympians will be honored. Voting for the 2008 class of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame presented by Allstate is now open to the public. Unlike other sports Hall of Fame ceremonies, the general public will have a voice in who will be inducted. Votes can be made online at www.USOlympicHallofFame.com until March 28, 2008.
This year, Brian Boitano is one of 18 individual athletes up for induction into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Class of 2008. Brian Boitano is a two-time World Champion (1986 and 1988) and a four-time United States National Champion. In 1988, during the battle of the Brians at the Olympic Games in Calgary, Boitano earned an Olympic gold medal. Boitano also won six World Professional Championship titles. Boitano’s place on the ice is solidified by his legacy as the first American skater to land a triple axel, the ‘Tano triple lutz, and the record nine perfect marks of 6.0 earned at the U.S. Championships.
Log on to www.USOlympicHallofFame.com to vote for this outstanding and inspiring athlete!