DUU Speakers and Stage presents "A Night with Greg Louganis"
Greg Louganis won Olympic Gold in 1988 despite striking the back of his head on the springboard during the preliminaries. He was awarded the Maxwell House/United States Olympic Committee Spirit Award as the athlete who had best exhibited the ideals of the Olympic spirit, demonstrated extraordinary courage, and contributed significantly to the sport. 1988 was not only the year Louganis made Olympic history, but also the year he tested positive for HIV. In the years since his diagnosis, Louganis has been an outspoken HIV awareness advocate, appearing twice on The Oprah Winfrey Show. His recent People magazine spread shared his story of finding love, acceptance, and a healthy lifestyle through his battle with the virus. Today, Greg Louganis speaks out on the obstacles he has overcome with a warmth and grace that embody the Olympic spirit. A popular speaker for universities, community associations, healthcare organizations, and corporate groups, his honest message of acceptance and understanding has inspired millions around the world.