Posts tagged ‘Greg Louganis’

February 22, 2011

Coach Louganis, That has a good ring to it

by Accidental Bear

Greg was an inspiration to we when I was in high school. I dove for our little swim team and even made it to State Finals one year. I was never #1 but always #2 or #3 and was totally ok with that. As for the awkward pics of me stuffed into a teenie tiny speedo, sporting bleached blonde mohawk, braces and a pre-mature fuzzy chest will never be seen. Greg, nice to have you back!

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Greg Louganis’ Return to Diving

By Advocate.com Editors
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Diving legend Greg Louganis has decided to come back to the sport that propelled him into Olympic fame, but this time as a coach.

Louganis, who is openly gay and has HIV, became the only man to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals in the platform and springboard diving events. Now 51, Louganis spoke to the New York Times on Sunday about being hired in November to coach the members of SoCal Divers. His coaching follows a mechanical style, ensuring that divers master a move before moving on to the next, which is in contrast with other coaches who stress acrobatics.

At first, he admitted he was hesitant to return to the sport, but said after he thought about his skill set, and where he felt comfortable, the return was the right thing to do.

“I kind of speak their language,” he said of the divers he trains. “I know what it is to be afraid of a dive. I know what it’s like to put a new dive in a competition. I know what it’s like to feel a little insecure about a dive.”

January 25, 2011

Oprahs 25 Gay Years

by Accidental Bear
Winfrey on the first national broadcast of The...

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Oprah and Gayle sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G ……… I say, who the hell cares. Is that something you even want to think about. live and let live

25 Years of LGBT Issues on Oprah

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Oprah takes a look back at 25 years of covering LGBT issues on her talk show with special guests Greg Louganis and India’s Prince Gohil on Tuesday’s episode.

Olympic gold medalist Louganis will appear on the show to discuss coming out at the 1994 Gay Games and revealing on The Oprah Winfrey Show the following year that he is HIV-positive.

Prince Gohil appeared on the talk show in 2007 after his family disowned him for coming out. The show promises updates on the prince’s relationship with his mother, the queen.

Check your local listings for airtimes.

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