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4x Olympic Gold Medal Diver, LGBT 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 Greg's 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 Greg 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 Greg 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 Greg is working with Red Bull toward eventual inclusion of high diving in the Olympics.

The story of Greg’s 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 will participate as a co-host and be 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.

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Breaking the Surface

Breaking the Surface

Speaking Topics
  • Olympic Dream & Spirit

  • Living with HIV

  • 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.

  • Health and Wellness

  • Diversity, Gender & Sexuality

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Greg Louganis

4x Olympic Gold Medal Diver, LGBT 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 Greg's 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 Greg 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 Greg 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 Greg is working with Red Bull toward eventual inclusion of high diving in the Olympics.

The story of Greg’s 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 will participate as a co-host and be 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 Videos

  • Silence the Haters Greg Louganis and Lewis Howes
  • Greg Louganis gives UC Irvine 2015 commencement speech
  • Openly gay diver Greg Louganis talks HIV and new documentary ...

Greg Louganis Books

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Greg Louganis Speaking Topics

  • Olympic Dream & Spirit

  • Living with HIV

  • 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.

  • Health and Wellness

  • Diversity, Gender & Sexuality

FAQs on booking Greg Louganis

  • How to book Greg Louganis?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Greg Louganis for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Greg Louganis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Greg Louganis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Greg Louganis?

    Booking fees for Greg Louganis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Greg Louganis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Greg Louganis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Greg Louganis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Greg Louganis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Greg Louganis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Greg Louganis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Greg Louganis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Greg Louganis for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. 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, Dominique Dawes, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Shannon Miller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Greg Louganis for an upcoming event.

Greg Louganis Speaker Videos

  • Silence the Haters Greg Louganis and Lewis Howes
    Greg Louganis gives UC Irvine 2015 commencement speech
  • Openly gay diver Greg Louganis talks HIV and new documentary ...
    CDC: Greg's Story, Let's Stop HIV Together

Greg Louganis Speaking Topics

  • Olympic Dream & Spirit

  • Living with HIV

  • 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.

  • Health and Wellness

  • Diversity, Gender & Sexuality

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