Olympic Diver & Author
Greg Louganis is considered to be one of the world’s best divers. He’s a five-time World Champion, won 47 national championship titles and was the first man to win two Gold Medals in diving in two consecutive Olympiads. Louganis became a United States national treasure when he won a silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics on platform at the tender age of 16. He qualified for springboard and platform for the 1980 Olympics, which were boycotted, and went on to be the first male diver to get double gold in springboard and platform in the 1984 Los Angeles and 1988 Seoul Olympics. Read More >
TEDTalk: Finding My Voice in the Silence of Meditation
In this presentation, Greg Louganis opens up about every obstacle he had to overcome thus far in his life: from becoming a fine tuned Olympic athlete to announcing his HIV positive status and being openly gay to recovering from and managing mental health and substance abuse issues. Louganis’s honesty and down to earth nature will inspire practitioners, consumers of services and struggling individuals and families to embrace hope and find a passion for never giving in.
Having struggled through his recovery from drug and alcohol use, fighting depression and the difficult transition out of highly competitive sports, Olympic Hero Greg Louganis helps audiences understand what it takes to create real life balance and make healthier choices.
In this keynote Greg Louganis discusses with audiences the latest movements in the LGBT community to combat stigma. The speech includes his perspective on Marriage Equality, the new Anti Propaganda Laws in Russia as they affect the Olympics and other critical themes.
Meditation in motion is one of Greg Louganis’s driving principals. But how to get there is a complicated journey, and no one should do it alone. In this keynote, Louganis emphasizes the values of teamwork, whether one is competing in an individual sport, within the workforce or in corporate settings.
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