January 26, 1997 |
A state senator fearing "moral decadence" wants the University of South Florida to cancel a speech by Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis, who is gay and HIV-positive. Sen. John Grant (R-Tampa) said he could not justify future spending increases for state universities if student money is used to pay for the four-time Olympic gold-medal winner's scheduled April 3 speech.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1995
Anonymous testing for the AIDS virus is up 41% at the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center clinic in the two weeks since Olympic diver Greg Louganis announced that he had the disease, the center reported Thursday. Program director Darrel Cummings said the center's clinic "had been flooded with calls" after the Feb. 22 announcement. "Normally we can test people the same day or the day after they call. Now we are booked six days in advance, testing people from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m."
July 21, 1991 |
While the best divers in the United States were competing on the three-meter springboard Saturday in an effort to determine who will fill the void left by Greg Louganis, Louganis sat in a chair near the trainer's tent watching and petting his Great Dane, Ryan Luke. Louganis, the four-time Olympic gold-medalist who is generally considered to be the greatest diver of all time, put his singing, dancing and acting career on hold for two months this year to be with his ailing father.
April 18, 1986 |
Double Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis received scores of 9 from all seven judges on his final dive Thursday and placed first in the one-meter competition of the U.S. National Indoor Diving Championships. Louganis, 26, had a score of 625.05 points in adding to his record total of 36 national titles. Doug Shaffer, the 1986 NCAA champion in the event, came in second for the second consecutive year with 602.07.
August 6, 1986 |
Greg Louganis and Michele Mitchell, who swept their events at last week's U.S. Olympic Festival, led the qualifying in the two semifinals contested Tuesday at the Phillips 66-U.S. Diving championships. Louganis, the Olympic gold medalist, edged out 20-year-old Pat Evans of Cincinnati, who led through eight of the 10 rounds and scored perfect 10s on three dives in the 3 1/2-hour men's platform competition. Louganis, of Boca Raton, Fla., finished with 620.67 points, compared to 601.29 for Evans.
April 17, 1986 |
A pair of divers from Boca Raton, Fla., took some of the thunder away from the favorites Wednesday as the U.S. Indoor Diving Championships got under way at the campus of Indiana Purdue University at Indianapolis. Scott Donie outscored a field of veterans, including Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis, to qualify first in the men's 10-meter platform semifinals.
August 9, 1986 |
Greg Louganis shook off the shock of hitting the board with his hand on his next-to-last dive Friday to score the second highest one-dive total in history on his finale and win the 3-meter springboard title at the Phillips 66/U.S. Diving Championships. Louganis finished with 683.70 points, while Kent Ferguson of Boca Raton was second with 656.46. Megan Neyer, a teammate of Louganis' on the Mission Bay Makos of Boca Raton, FLa.
May 5, 1986
Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis of the United States won the men's 10-meter platform diving, and Zhanna Tsyryulnikova of the Soviet Union won the women's 3-meter springboard event Sunday as the teams tied, 44-44, in a two-day meet at the Olympic Swimming and Diving Stadium on the USC campus. Louganis, from Boca Raton, Fla., scored 682.95 total points on 10 dives. Soviet national champion Gennady Starodubtsey was second with 612.70, just 4.8 points ahead of Dan Watson of Ashland, Ky.
August 8, 2004 |
When Greg Louganis won the three-meter springboard diving gold medal, it was everything he wanted and everything that was expected of him as the world's ranking star in his sport. That his margin of victory was an unthinkable 92.10 points was almost shrugged off by most who had, frankly, expected such excellence. But there were at least two prominent people, both Olympic legends, who found Louganis' success on this day almost sacred. Dr.