Greg Louganis Nude ESPN Body Issue Pictures. Gregory Efthimios “Greg” Louganis (born January 29, 1960) is an American Olympic diver, LGBT-rights activist and author who won gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games on both the springboard and platform.
He is the only male and the second diver in Olympic history to sweep the diving events in consecutive Olympic Games. In 1984, he received the James E. Sullivan Award from the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) as the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States.
In September 2000, Greg appeared on Hollywood Squares as a member of famous Olympic gold medalists “Dream Team,” competing in a special week of the nationally syndicated game show series, broadcast as a tribute to the 2000 Summer Games. The episodes marked the first time that all these champions came together for this kind of television competition.
Also in 2012, he appeared in the penultimate episode of the second season of IFC’s comedy Portlandia.” Greg Louganis was Dive Master in the ABC Celebrity TV Diving show Splash,” and the Judge on Celebrity Splash! which aired on Channel 7 in Australia.
Among other influences, actor Michael Fassbender took Louganis’s gait and mannerisms as inspiration for his portrayal of an advanced humanoid robot in the 2012 film Prometheus, stating that “Louganis was my first inspiration. I figured that I’d sort of base my physicality roughly around him, and then it kind of went from there.”
Greg Louganis was the subject of the documentary Back on Board which aired on HBO on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Since November 2010, Greg has been coaching divers of a wide range of ages and abilities in the SoCal Divers Club in Fullerton, California. He was a mentor to the US diving team at the London 2012 Olympics.
Greg Louganis was a 2015 World Games Special Olympics torch bearer in Los Angeles (July 2015).