Legends of Australian Sport

The annual Elevation of one Member to 'Legend' status within The Sport Australia Hall of Fame is the most prestigious sporting honour that can be bestowed on an Australian. 

Elevation provides the opportunity to celebrate and honour a Member who has distinguished themselves at the absolute highest level and whose achievements are considered part of Australian folklore. And importantly, this public recognition provides the opportunity to re-tell their remarkable story and inspire a whole new generation of Australians. As of February 2019, 40 Members have been recognised as 'Legends of Australian sport'. 

Must be 15 years retired for selection of a SAHOF Member to be Elevated to the category of official 'Legend of Australian Sport'.

Download printable / PDF version here:'Legends of Australian Sport' List

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M|N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z| All
Name Sport Year Inducted Info
Landy AC CVO MBE, Hon John Athletics 1985
Laver AC MBE, Mr Rod Tennis 1985
Team Award
Lewis AM, Mr Wally Rugby League 1987
Lindrum OBE, Mr Walter Billiards 1985
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When considering the stature of an athlete or for that matter any person, I set great store in certain qualities which I believe to be essential in addition to skill. They are that the person conducts his of her life with dignity, with integrity, courage, and perhaps most of all, with modesty. These virtues are totally compatible with pride, ambition, and competitiveness.