Oscar De La Hoya gets Big Recognition
By Johnny Benz (April 15, 2008) Doghouse Boxing  
Oscar De La Hoya has been included in a list of 14 new inductees into the US Olympic Hall of Fame. The list was which includes such names as former basketball player David Robinson, swim champion Amy Van Dyken and late figure skating coach Carlo Fassi, was announced on Tuesday.

De La Hoya makes the list for his golden performance in the 1992 Olympics.

The follwing information is provided by the USOC: Other members of the class to be inducted as individuals are volleyball player Karch Kiraly, wrestler Bruce Baumgartner, athletics athlete Joan Benoit, figure skater Brian Boitano, boxer Oscar de La Hoya, equestrian J. Michael Plumb, basketball player David Robinson and shooter Lones W. Wigger, Jr. Figure skating coach Carlo Fassi will be inducted in the Coach category along with Olympic figure skating gold medalist Carol Heiss Jenkins in the Veteran category.

The members of the 1996 Women's Gymnastics Team Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps and Kerri Strug will also be honored in the Team category, as will legendary Hollywood producer Frank Marshall as the Special Contributor.

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