Greg Louganis

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Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis (born January 29, 1960) is an American Olympic diver and author. He was born in El Cajon, California. He is of Samoan and Swedish descent and was adopted by a Greek-American couple. He received a James E. Sullivan Award from the Amateur Athletic Union. He started with the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Two years later, Louganis received his first world title in a tower event. He also got many gold medals in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

Greg Louganis is openly gay.[1] He was diagnosed with HIV in 1988.[2][3] He wrote the book Breaking the Surface about his life.

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  1. "Louganis Is Back on Board". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/21/sports/21louganis.html?_r=1&hp. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
  2. "Breaking the Surface" (his book on his life and diving career)
  3. Times Mirror article: Olympic Diver Louganis Reveals That He Has AIDS