Greg louganis bio age, bio, career, salary, net worth. All athletes share the same desire to be the best in their respective sport, but mission viejo, california native greg louganis achieved this goal and much more. In 2016 general mills announced that greg would receive a wheaties box for his achievements, and. Greg louganis fullmovietorrentonlinefree download by jambubusut. Fourtime olympic champion greg louganis has faced more than his share of challenges. This was the film story of greg louganis personal great achievements as an olympic diver and of the struggle to reach that goal with all of the highs, lows and heartbreak of his personal life. Greg won gold medals at both the 1984 and 1988 olympic games.
Since then, louganis has vocally supported gay rights and hiv awareness. We see greg hit his head on diving board during 1988 olympic games. His doctor placed him on the antiretroviral drug azt, which he took every four hours. Greg louganis documentary a compelling look at a gay sports. A featurelength documentaryinprogress about the life and legacy of olympic champion diver greg louganis. Olympic diver greg louganis on hbo documentary, life as gay. Greg louganis, subject of back on board the documentary back on board traces the highs and lows of the star divers career, the turmoil he. Some topics discussed were greg s childhood problems, his homosexuality, and him contracting the hiv virus. Greg louganis documentary back on board kickstarter.
Greg louganis honed a natural talent to become one of the worlds best divers and olympians. Over the course of five episodes, serena williams opens up about her pregnancy, motherhood, marriage and journey back to supremacy on the court. And fourtime olympic medalist greg louganis talked about recovering from even the worst falls, as documented in his new bio, back on board. A trained actor, dancer, model and spokesman, greg s wide repertoire of skills keeps him in demand and in the public eye.
Considered the greatest diver in history, greg louganis is the only male to win gold medals on both 3 meter springboard and 10 meter platform in consecutive olympic games 1984, 1988. Diving legend greg louganis dons speedo to climb back on the. Jul 29, 2015 in a new hbo documentary, back on board, fourtime olympic gold medalist greg louganis recounts the years of hostile behavior from his teammates throughout his career, while he kept his. Featurelength documentary about the greatest diver of all time. When youre asked to masturbate in front of everyone. Gregory louganis olympic diving united states of america. A refreshingly candid documentary film about this fourtime olympic champion, back on board follows greg louganis over three years as he struggles with.
It took four times before it was completely fluid, without a hitch or hesitation, and then she. The greg louganis story is a 1997 television film about diver greg louganis based on the bestselling book breaking the surface cowritten by greg louganis and eric marcus that stayed on top of the new york times best seller list for 5 weeks. Mario lopez did a creditable job as greg louganis and his performance stayed faithful to the book. He won a silver medal at the 1976 summer olympics in montreal. Greg died on a date and his death was possibly because drowning.
Greg louganis born on january 29th, 1960 was an olympic sportsperson who was best known for winning back to back olympic gold metals in both the 3m and 10m diving events. Directed by cheryl furjanic, the documentary back on board. Greg louganis, is solidly produced but doesnt deliver quite the splash that it should. J made in america season 1 a 30 for 30 documentary event. Unfortunately, until recently greg s personal life was a serious mess. Louganis is currently married to johnny chaillot since 20. Greg louganis 2014 filmmaker cheryl furjanic chronicles the complex life of olympic champion greg louganis as he reemerges to return to the diving world and act as a mentor to up. The 55yearold diver and lgbt rights activist, who is currently promoting his new hbo documentary, back on board. Is it time to put diver greg louganis on the wheaties box.
He is of samoan and swedish descent and was adopted by a greekamerican couple. Long before louganis set foot on the university of miami campus, his name. The cleveland foundation, the presenter of the gay games in cleveland and akron, hosted openly gay olympic medal winner greg louganis, who talked about what coming out has meant for him, as well as his new documentary, back on board. Why greg thinks the olympic boycott may have been a blessing 4. Greg louganis that announces the films premiere to the premium network hbo featurelength documentary about the greatest diver of all time. Greg louganis born january 29, 1960 is an american olympic diver and author. Greg louganis greg louganis actor, cheryl furjanic director rated. News about greg louganis, including commentary and archival articles published in the new york times. Aug 20, 2012 back on board greg louganis tweetable logline. In seoul, greg louganis was a veteran of his sport and faced a number of upcoming younger rivals.
In a new interview, famed olympic gold medalwinning diver greg louganis talks about homophobia, living with hiv, his new role as a mentor for olympic hopefuls, and his new documentary, back. Greg louganis on how his life has changed for the better. In the first episode of season 3 of the popular tv series castle, the medical examiner describes a victim who had fallen from a window as having done a greg louganis out that window up there. The twoway the openly gay goldmedal winner said the box means so much more to me than it.
Aug 03, 2015 olympic champion greg louganis story is less compelling than it should be in the hbo sports documentary back on board. With david boudia, jimmy carter, sergei chalibashvili, mary ellen clark. Gregory efthimios louganis is an american olympic diver, lgbt activist, and author who won. Today, as a speaker, author, actor, activist, humanitarian and designer, he continues his trad. Life and legacy of olympic champion and gay rights pioneer greg louganis. Greg louganis, now louganis was diagnosed with hiv before the 1988 olympics, but he didnt publicly discuss it until 1995. Greg louganis that announces the films premiere to the premium network hbo. Greg louganis, one of the most accomplished olympic divers, is. In 2011, he is far from the public eye and struggling to pay his mortgage. This segment aired on the ktla morning news tuesday august 4,2015. A refreshingly candid documentary film about this fourtime olympic champion, back on board follows louganis over the past three years as he struggles with. Greg louganis is the engrossing story of an american legend as he reemerges on the world stage to combat prejudice, promote tolerance, and return to the diving world after a long period of absence to act as a mentor to the next generation.
A refreshingly candid documentary film about this fourtime olympic champion, back on board follows greg louganis over three years as he struggles with financial security and reunites with the sport he once dominated but not welcomed in. Despite 56 years of age and being hiv positive, he manages to look fit and fine. Fourtime gold medalist greg louganis sat down with 2000 gold medalist laura wilkinson for an nbc sports segment where the. Greg louganis tells the story of the one of the greatest divers ever from his difficult childhood, through his olympic conquests, to. A refreshingly candid documentary about this fourtime olympic champion, back on board follows louganis for three years as he struggles with financial security and reunites with the sport he once dominated but did not feel welcome in.
Greg louganis dominated world diving competitions in the 1980s, scoring double gold medals in backtoback olympic games. Jun 28, 2016 diving legend greg louganis dons speedo to climb back on the board. Greg louganis, subject of back on board the documentary back on board traces the highs and lows of the star divers career, the turmoil he faced as a gay, hivpositive athlete and. Greg louganis, now famous american olympic athletes. Breaking the surface is the story of one mans incredibly dysfunctional life. Fina should work together and determine a structured season for the swimming calendar. Hunting down a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or watch the cheryl furjanicdirected movie via subscription. In a new hbo documentary, back on board, fourtime olympic gold medalist greg louganis recounts the years of hostile behavior from his teammates throughout his. Greg louganis, the olympic diving champion, legend and. Film subject greg louganis attends the new york premiere of hbo sports documentary back on board. An intimate portrait of an american legend, back on board greg louganis, is a featurelength documentary that tells the life story of this fourtime olympic. Greg louganis simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Yet the documentary devoted to louganis life, back on board. Greg louganis university of miami sports hall of fame.
Back on board was a hit at festivals a year ago, but with its debut on hbo sports this week. Olympic diver greg louganis on hbo documentary, life as. Olympic champion greg louganis might be the best diver of all time, but he never appeared on the front of the wheaties box. In 2012, he appeared in the penultimate episode of the second season of ifcs comedy. Breaking the surface is about the tough times greg louganis had on his way to becoming one of the worlds top olympic divers. Greg louganis awardwinning doc about olympic champion diver and lgbt activist greg louganis. An intimate portrait of an american legend, back on board greg louganis, is a featurelength documentary that tells the life story of this fourtime olympic champion as he returns to diving after. If you watched the 1984 or 1988 olympics you were enthralled by the poetry that was greg louganis. Long before louganis set foot on the university of miami campus, his name was synonymous with diving excellence, having captured a silver medal at the 1976. Greg louganis is simply the greatest diver in history. Greg louganis talks homophobia in sports and living with. Louganis was the subject of the documentary back on board which aired on hbo on. The beauty and power of his diving captured the world. With mario lopez, michael murphy, jeffrey meek, rosemary dunsmore.
Olympic champion greg louganis gets his wheaties box. Louganis was the subject of the documentary back on board which aired on hbo on tuesday, august 4, 2015. Greg louganis is a brilliant and timely documentary about the life and times of the greatest diver in olympic history and a man who is an important figure in the gay sports. Greg louganis gets its tv debut tuesday on hbo and its a fascinating portrait of perhaps the greatest olympic diver of all time. Greg louganis, said he felt compelled to educate himself about transgender issues while starring opposite trans actress alexandra billings transparent in a 1999 production of larry kramers play just say no in chicago. Greg louganis 2014 parents guide add to guide coming soon showing all 3 items jump to. Yet despite striking the board with his head in the springboard, louganis dramatically retained both his olympic titles. Condensed trailer for the documentary back on board. Greg louganis is an intimate portrait of the public triumphs and private struggles of trailblazing openly gay athlete greg louganis. Follow vonns rise from child prodigy to fourtime gold medalist as she prepares to.820 359 1293 523 256 563 1070 1514 1006 1178 110 596 1556 1042 324 583 1348 756 1131 658 1416 1302 1320 318 895 1152 1020 1225 495 894