ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The late Senator Ted Stevens joins other inductees including sprinter Gail Devers, softball player Lisa Fernandez and swimmer Gary Hall Junior in the Olympic Hall of Fame, class of 2012.
According to the U.S. Olympic Committee, Stevens was one of the great champions of the Olympic movement in the United States and will be recognized as special contributor.
He led the support to pass the Olympic and amateur sports act, which allowed the appointment of the U.S. Olympic committee as the coordinating body for all Olympic-related athletic activity in the United States.
The act was eventually renamed in honor of Ted Stevens.
The class of 2012 will be honored during a ceremony on July 12th in Chicago.
To see the full list of inductees, visit Team USA's website.