Diving legend Louganis comes out with it: did HIV cost me jobs?

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Diving legend Louganis comes out with it: did HIV cost me jobs?

After being subjected to racism at school, the Olympian suffered discrimination in sport because he’s gay

Hugo Greenhalgh

He is regularly dubbed the world’s best diver, but Olympic gold medallist Greg Louganis still questions whether he missed out on lucrative sponsorship deals and top TV jobs because he is gay and HIV-positive.

The diver turned LGBTI activist, actor and author’s status was confirmed six months before the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

He thought his life was over, but went on to become the only man in Olympic history to win platform and springboard events at consecutive games...

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