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Louganis Speaks

Olympic diver Greg Louganis spoke on March 28 about his decision to go public with his homosexuality and the fact that he has AIDS. On tour promoting his autobiography, Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story, Louganis explained the duality he felt as a closeted gay man. Ironically, as he reached the apex of his professional career, Louganis's personal problems sunk to an all-time low: he tested positive for HIV, and his ex-lover threatened to expose him as both a homosexual and a carrier of the virus that causes AIDS. It was during this trying period that Louganis says he finally gained a sense of confidence that has since anchored him professionally and personally.