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Greg Louganis

4x Olympic Gold Medal Diver; LGBTQ Activist & Author

4x Olympic Gold Medal Diver; LGBTQ Activist & Author

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Greg Louganis Biography

Greg Louganis is simply the greatest diver in history. You would be hard pressed to find a person who watched either the 1984 or 1988 Olympics who was not enthralled by the poetry that was Greg Louganis: the beauty and power of his diving captured the world.

2016 marked the 40th Anniversary of Louganis' first Olympic win - a silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, in platform diving, at the tender age of 16. Eight years later he became the first male diver to get double gold in springboard and platform in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, and again in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He has earned a total of 5 Olympic medals, 5 World Championship titles and 47 national titles — more than any person in U.S. history. His records remain unbroken.

In 1988, Louganis also tested positive for HIV. Coming out as a gay athlete in a time when it simply was not done, his 1995 autobiography, "Breaking the Surface," spent five weeks at Number One on the New York Times bestseller list and his PGA and Emmy nominated Documentary "Back on Board" is receiving rave reviews nationwide and can now be seen on HBO.

In 2016 General Mills announced that Louganis would receive a Wheaties Box for his achievements, and that development was so significant it warranted a New York Times exclusive. He had the honor of being included in ESPN's 2016 annual Body Issue, and in 2017 was the first openly gay Grand Marshal of The Rose Parade. In 2019, he again serves as Sports Director for Red Bull Cliff Diving, a division of Red Bull, one of the world's best known brands, and Louganis is working with Red Bull toward eventual inclusion of high diving in the Olympics.

The story of Louganis' life, is a story that has inspired millions, and he regularly is a keynote speaker to the most significant organizations and companies in the world to share that story. Recent speeches range from companies such as Coca Cola, Exelon, Nomura and HSBC Banks, Visa, Gift of Adoption, and many more.

In May of 2019, he participated as a co-host and was recognized for his achievements at the Paley Center's LGBTQ+ Achievement in Television Honors, for the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, held in New York City.

Today, as a speaker, author, actor, activist, humanitarian and designer, he continues his tradition of excellence in every field he touches.

Greg Louganis Speaking Topics

  • Achieving Peak Performance

    Meditation in motion is one of Greg Louganis’s driving principals. But how to get there is a complicated journey, and no one should do it alone. In this keynote, Louganis emphasizes the values of teamwork, whether one is competing in an individual sport, within the workforce or in corporate settings.

  • LGBT Issues, Stigma and The Olympics

    In this keynote Greg Louganis discusses with audiences the latest movements in the LGBT community to combat stigma. The speech includes his perspective on Marriage Equality, the new Anti Propaganda Laws in Russia as they affect the Olympics and other critical themes.

  • Creating Balance

    Having struggled through his recovery from drug and alcohol use, fighting depression and the difficult transition out of highly competitive sports, Olympic Hero Greg Louganis helps audiences understand what it takes to create real life balance and make healthier choices.

  • Diversity, Gender & Sexuality

  • Health and Wellness

  • Breaking the Surface

    In this presentation, Greg Louganis opens up about every obstacle he had to overcome thus far in his life: from becoming a fine tuned Olympic athlete to announcing his HIV positive status and being openly gay to recovering from and managing mental health and substance abuse issues. Louganis’s honesty and down to earth nature will inspire practitioners, consumers of services and struggling individuals and families to embrace hope and find a passion for never giving in.

Greg Louganis Videos

  • Greg Louganis honors Nat'l Honor Our LGBT Elders Day via cameo ...
  • Silence the Haters Greg Louganis and Lewis Howes
    Thank you for watching this powerful interview with Greg Louganis! Check out the show notes here: Greg Louganis is...
  • Greg Louganis gives UC Irvine 2015 commencement speech

Greg Louganis Books

  • Breaking the Surface
    Breaking the Surface

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Greg Louganis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Achieving Peak Performance, LGBT Issues, Stigma and The Olympics, Creating Balance, Diversity, Gender & Sexuality, Health and Wellness and Breaking the Surface. The estimated speaking fee range to book Greg Louganis for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Greg Louganis generally travels from Malibu, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Caitlyn Jenner, Abby Wambach, Gus Kenworthy, Dominique Dawes and Geena Rocero. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Greg Louganis for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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