IGHOF conducts Induction Ceremony every year to honor excellence in the sport of Gymnastics and to inspire the young gymnasts to perform better in the future. The organization’s newest class of Inductees may be included in either gymnast category or in the Lifetime Achievement Category.
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International Order of Merit
This award is presented by the IGHOF to an individual who according to his/her peers has made a great contribution for the development and advancement of the participation and appreciation for the sport of gymnastics in his/her country, region and around the world of sport.
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The Frank Bare Award
This award is also presented by the IGHOF to the individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in the growth and promotion of the sport of gymnastics throughout the US (United States). This award is named after Mr. Bare, the long-time IGHOF chairman of the board who passed away in 2011.
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Nadia Comăneci Sportsmanship Award
This award is presented to a currently competitive or to a recently retired gymnast from around the world who has shown a great sportsman spirit or fair play. The award is given in the honor of 1993 IGHOF inductee and the Olympic Gold medalist “Nadia Comăneci”.