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Olympic Gold medalist as ambassador to GG9

Greg Louganis (Source: WOIO) Greg Louganis (Source: WOIO)
Greg Louganis (Source: WOIO) Greg Louganis (Source: WOIO)

Greg Louganis, the first man to win two gold medals in diving in two consecutive Olympiads, was the special guest at "The Power of Embracing Difference," a Cleveland Foundation-City Club of Cleveland event to kick off the Gay Games on August 9.

Louganis joined Cleveland Foundation President and CEO Ronn Richard in a discussion pertaining to embracing diversity, and the impact of the Games on participants and the Greater Cleveland community. 

Louganis' visit to Cleveland is a double anniversary for the diver who broke records during the 1984 and 1988 Olympics.

Thirty years ago, he trained as a member of the U.S. Olympic dive team as Busbey Natatorium at Cleveland State University.

Twenty years ago, Louganis came out publicly at Gay Games IV in New York.
This year, Louganis will serve as a special ambassador to the Gay Games and will take part in the Opening Ceremony at Quicken Loans Arena beginning at 7 p.m.

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