Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Quote of the Day/Week-Greg Louganis

Today, we conclude our quotes from American athletes who won gold or silver at previous summer games, in honor of the upcoming 2012 London Olympics, with a quote from diver Greg Louganis, 52.

During his Olympic career, Louganis, a native of California, won a total of four gold medals (two each at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and the 1988 Seoul Olympics) and a silver medal (1976 Montreal Olympics).

Following his success at the games in South Korea, Louganis made headlines regarding his personal life when he disclosed that he was both gay and HIV-positive. Three years later in 1991, Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson stunned the world by disclosing that he was HIV-positive, marking the first time Americans fully realized that heterosexuals could be affected by the deadly virus as well.

But, Louganis, has lived a seemingly normal life since the revelation. Today, he is active in dog agility competitions and he also coaches diving.

Here is his quote:

"Well, unless, you are Wayne Gretzky or Michael Jordan, you need the support of your team."


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