Year Inducted: 2010
Nominated By: Bob & Jane Rawlings
Sports Competed In: N/A
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Contributor
Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1960.
● Outward Bound - Outstanding Citzen (2009).
● NORAD/USNORTHCOM- Commander’s Appreciation Medal (2009).
● NORAD - Deputy Commander NORAD commendation Citation (2008).
● Colorado Sports Hall of Fame - Inductee (2006).
● Colorado College - The Worner Award (2005).
● University of Colorado - Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters (2005).
● Colorado Business Hall of Fame - Laureate (2004).
● Hall of Fame - City of Pueblo, Colorado (2003).
● Citizen of the West - National Western Stock Show (2003).
● Colorado College - Sports Hall of Fame (2002).
● Air Force Academy Association of Graduates - Honorary Membership (2001).
● American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) - the Gary McPherson Award (2001).
● The University of Colorado School of Law - William Lee Knous Award (2001).
● U.S. Sports Academy - Eagle Award (2001).
● Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame - Inductee (2000).
● U.S. Olympic Committee - Gen. Douglas McArthur Award (2000).
● Colorado College - Honorary Doctorate of Laws (1998).
● Colorado Springs NAACP - Commendation (1998).
● U.S. Sports Academy - Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy (1997).
● University of Colorado - Board of Regents Distinguished Service Award (1996).
● Boy Scouts of America - Distinguished Eagle Scout (1996).
● Air Force Space Command - Honorary Commander (1996).
● Department of the Army - Outstanding Civilian Service Medal (1995).
● Pikes Peak Range Riders - Silver Spur Award (1995).
● Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation Award (1995).
● U.S. Swimming Award - Man of the Year (1995).
● Ellis Island - Medal of Honor (1992).
● U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Special Commendation for performance as President of the U.S. Olympic Committee (1992).
● Sigma Chi Fraternity - Significant Sig Award (1992).
Professional Affiliations and Achievements:
● United States Olympic Committee - President Emeritus.
● United States Olympic Foundation - Chairman.
● International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) - President.
● International University Sports Federation (FISU) President, legal Commission.
● International Olympic Committee, International Relations Committee - Member.
● Junior Achievement International - Director Emeritus.
● The Colorado College - Trustee.
● The Hundred Club of Colorado Springs - President, Board of Directors.
● Air Force Academy Foundation - President, Board of Directors.
Hybl is still actively involved with:
● The U.S. Olympic Committee.
● The International Olympic Committee.
● Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire/ The Air Force Academy Foundation.
● Civilan Aide Emeritus to the Secretary of the Army.
● Colorado College.
● International foundation for Electoral Systems.
● The Fund for American Studies.
● The United States Olmpic Foundation.
● Federation internationale de Gymnastique.
● The Hundred Club of Colorado Springs.
Contributions and Honors:
● Named the #2 Most Influential Sports Figure by the Gazette (2008)
● Inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame (2006).
● Inducted into the Colorado College Sports Hall of Fame (2000).
● Named the 66th Most Powerful Person in Sports by Turner Sports Network (2000).
● Inducted into the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame (2000).
● Named one of the top 125 Sports personalities by The Sport Intern (1999).
● Served as the President of the U.S. Olympic Committee and was recognized for his ethics reform, organizational restructuring, externalization of drug-testing procedures, and greater support for disabled athletes (1996-2000).
● Oversaw the disciplinary hearing for Figure Skater Tonya Harding (1994).
President and CEO of the El Pomar Foundation.
Lives in Colorado Springs, CO with his wife Kathleen (Kathy) Hybl.