The 2014 International Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was co-hosted by Dr. Robert Goldman and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger March 1, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. More than 100 members of the international media covered the sport legend and star-studded event at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.
Inductees in the 2014 class included: action movie star and martial artist Jason Statham; 8-time Mr. Olympia bodybuilding champion Lee Haney; 5-time world champion in karate, weapons and movie star Cynthia Rothrock; greatest Olympic wrestler and collegiate coach in history Dan Gable; bodybuilding and fitness icons and leaders Joe Weider, Ben Weider and Betty Weider.
Videos from the event:
â€¢ Jim Lorimer Introduction
â€¢ Dr. Robert Goldman Welcome
â€¢Â Lee Haney
â€¢ Jason Statham
â€¢Â Cynthia Rothrock
â€¢ Dan Gable
â€¢ Betty Weider
â€¢Â Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
The International Sports Hall of Fame is a 501(c) Non Profit foundation established to honor the worldâ€™s greatest sport legends. â€œThis global organization believes that these remarkable athletes should endure and be recognized long after their careers have ended,â€ said Dr. Robert Goldman, founder and chairman of the International Sports Hall of Fame. â€œJust as important is what Hall of Fame candidates do later in life, in giving back to others and society, with charity work, and mentoring young people.â€
The induction ceremonies are held annually at the Arnold Sports Festival, which is the largest multi-sport event in the nation. In 2014 the festival grew to a record 50 sports and events which attracted 175,000 sports and fitness fans to watch 18,000 athletes compete.
Photo courtesy of ISHOF.For more information including videos and photos of the event please visit www.SportsHOF.org.