Greg Louganis

Olympic Ambassador

Olympic Diver

“What we should try to achieve in Sochi is solidarity among participants and visitors around a sentiment with which no one can argue.  After all, it’s love.  My message is that we can achieve a united and universal acceptance of all people and one love.  I am excited to work with Athlete Ally and All Out to promote these ideals, which can only help make the world better for everyone.”

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Aug 14, 2013

Greg Louganis: Olympic Games Must Follow Own Discrimination Policy

Diving champion Greg Louganis urged the International Olympic Committee to “wake up” to Russia’s anti-gay laws and enforce its own rules against discrimination.

“You think that that the IOC would learn its lesson,” Louganis told msnbc’s Lawrence O’Donnell. He joined The Last Word to discuss Russia’s new anti-gay laws and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. “It’s a very important issue especially for athletes, for American citizens, for citizens all over the world.”

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Jul 29, 2013

An Olympic Legend on Boycotts and Bigotry

Louganis said he’s poised to be among them. He recently signed on formally as an ambassador for Athlete Ally, told me he wants to encourage other athletes to make clear their concern about laws that discriminate against gays and lesbians, and added that he’d consider traveling to Sochi to speak out, if that seemed like a constructive strategy.

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Jun 12, 2013

Greg Louganis, Ben Cohen Among First Inductees Into G&L Sports Hall Of Fame

Olympic gold medal-winning diver Greg Louganis (pictured), tennis champs Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova, newly out basketball star Jason Collins and longtime straight ally, former rugby player Ben Cohen are among the first inductees into the Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago.

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