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 won a silver medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.

Career[change | change source]

Two years later, Louganis received his first world title in a tower event. He won many gold medals each at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

Personal life[change | change source]

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Crouse, Karen (21 February 2011). "Louganis Is Back on Board". New York Times. 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