Olympians named for 2006 class

Oct. 12, 2005 at 4:46 PM   |   0 comments

COLORADO SPRINGS, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Bart Conner, Tim Daggett, Mitch Gaylord, Jim Hartung Wednesday were among those named to the class of 2006 by the United States Olympic Committee.

They were joined by Scott Johnson, Peter Vidmar, track and field stars Evelyn Ashford and Bob Hayes, swimmer Rowdy Gaines, gymnast Shannon Miller, figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, para-lympian Diana Golden-Brosnihan, hockey coach Herb Brooks, speed-skater Jack Shea and NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol.

Miller, the most decorated gymnast in U.S. history, earned five gold medals at Barcelona in 1992 and two golds at Atlanta in 1996.

Ashford, a five-time U.S. Olympian, won four golds and one silver.

Gaines, a 17-time national champion, earned three golds in swimming at Los Angeles in 1984.

Hayes, known as the "world's fastest human," earned two golds at Tokyo in 1964. The former Dallas Cowboy is the only athlete ever to win both an Olympic gold medal and a Super Bowl ring.

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