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Greg Louganis - Chronology

Famous Sports StarsDivingGreg Louganis Biography - Talents And Trials, The Young Olympian, Getting The Gold, Chronology, Awards And Accomplishments - SELECTED WRITINGS BY LOUGANIS:


1960 Born January 29, in San Diego, California. Adopted by Peter and Frances Louganis, of El Cajon, California.
1962 Begins taking dancing lessons; begins entering dancing and gymnastics competitions
1969 Begins taking diving lessons (USFSA) competition
1971 Spotted at AAU Junior Olympics by Dr. Sammy Lee, former gold medallist diver. Begins training under Dr. Lee
1976 Takes Silver Medal in Platform Diving at XXI Olympics
1978 Wins platform and springboard competitions at World Aquatic Championships
1978 Enters University of Miami
1981 Transfers to University of California at Irvine to continue training under coach Ron O'Brien
1982 Wins springboard and platform titles at World Championships
1984 Wins Gold Medals in platform and springboard competitions at XXIII Olympics (becomes first diver to break 700-point score, in platform)
1984 Moves in with "business manager" and lover, "Tom." Begins to let Tom handle most of his finances
1986 Participates in Circus of the Stars
1988 Diagnosed HIV-positive
1988 Again, takes gold medals in springboard and platform at XXIV Olympics (first diver to win two gold medals in two successive Olympics)
1988 Retires from diving, breaks off relationship with "Tom"
1994 Appears at Gay Games IV, official announcer at diving competition
1994 Plays himself in D2: The Mighty Ducks
1995 Appeared in Off Broadway one man show, The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me; also appeared as Darius in Jeffrey

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