Louganis has written a book, "Breaking the Surface" Random House , which will be released next week, in which he discusses his career, including winning four Olympic gold medals, as well as his upbringing and his sexuality. In the television interview, Louganis told Walters that six months before the Olympics, he found out that a former companion of his was dying of AIDS. Louganis underwent testing and was found to be H. He immediately began treatment with the drug AZT, taking powerful doses every four hours.
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By Martha Cliff for MailOnline. Already standing tenth in the medals table Great Britain has plenty to be proud of having delivered one gold, three silver and two bronze medals since Friday. Aside from their sporting ability Team GB have a further asset that sees it top trump other nations. Scroll down for video. There are in total 44 openly gay athletes taking part in this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and UK has eight of them representing their team. Josh Withey, Online Editor at Gaytimes. From the champion diver who bravely came out to an audience online to the heavy weight boxer who is championing LGBT representatives in sport we meet Great Britain's rainbow team.
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Greg Louganis is one of my favorite Olympic athletes because of his true commitment to the values of the Olympic Movement. He is actually one of the reasons why I began diving. We were together for three and a half years in the process, so they really had a lot to choose from.
Four years ago, gay Australian Matthew Mitcham shocked the world when he won gold on the 10m diving platform in the Beijing Olympics. Receiving the highest score for a single dive in Olympic history at the time, Mitcham not only dispelled myths about gay men in sport but set the bar higher for every other athlete. The Chinese were heavily favored in the event, and Mitcham was behind Zhou Luxin by about 35 points going into the final dive. But then Mitcham hit a score of The diver had spoken publicly about his sexuality to the Sydney Morning Herald as part of their pre-games profile of Olympic profiles.