Fans of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic sport let their voices be heard in 2012. On May 13, the United States Olympic Committee and Allstate Insurance Company announced the members of the Class of 2012 who are being inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame presented by Allstate.

The Class of 2012, partially determined by fan voting, is comprised of six Olympians, one Paralympian, one team, as well as three additional individuals: a coach, veteran and a special contributor.

The U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Class of 2012 has been formally introduced, and the ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Roberts and Alex Flanagan, will air in a nationally-televised broadcast on NBC Sports Network on Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. ET.

Through that day, we're rolling out a series of special features on the athletes, beginning on Aug. 16 with Jenny Thompson.