- Name: Béla Károlyi
- Born: 09/13/1942 (77 years old)
- Occupation: Gymnastics coach
- Known for: Romanian centralized gymnastics training system and coach to European, World and Olympic gymnasts
- Website: http://karolyiscamps.com/
Béla Károlyi (Hungarian:[ˈbeːlɒ ˈkaːroji]; born September 13, 1942) is a Romanian-American gymnastics coach. Early in his coaching career he developed the Romanian centralised training system for gymnastics. One of his earliest protégés was Nadia Comăneci, the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score. Living under the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu, Károlyi frequently clashed with Romanian officials. He and his wife defected to the United States in 1981.
School: Romania College of Physical Education
Birth Place: Kolozsvár, Kingdom of Hungary (now Cluj-Napoca, Romania)