The United States Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame, class of 2019, induction ceremony was held Nov. 1 at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Legends Tommie Smith and John Carlos reunited on the red carpet and reminisced on their track and field days. The 1968 gold and bronze medalists in the 200-meter were a highlight of the the night - especially Smith in his sparkling, blue suit jacket.
Iconic names such as gymnast Nastia Liukin, basketball player Lisa Leslie and members of the 1998 gold-medal winning women’s ice hockey team also strut across the red carpet.
Tracy Nugent was also in attendance on behalf of his father, the late Tim Nugent. Nugent was known to many as the “Father of Accessibility,” having brought the combination of higher education and adaptive sports to athletes with disabilities.
In all, 12 individuals and one team were inducted, and all were represented on the red carpet with the exception of short track speedskating legend Apolo Anton Ohno, who had a scheduling conflict.
Check out some of the best photos of the class of 2019 from both the red carpet and induction ceremony.