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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Louganis, Greg, 1960-
Breaking the surface.
New York : Random House, c1995
|Named Person:||Greg Louganis|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Greg Louganis; Eric Marcus
|Description:||xiv, 290 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Greg Louganis with Eric Marcus.|
"Being in the spotlight intensified difficulties with personal relationships and substance abuse. Like many other elite athletes, Greg found that the highs that came with winning never compensated for the lows. But despite his demons and personal disappointments, he always conveyed a warmth and grace that people remembered long after the '88 Olympics." "Greg returned to national prominence when he stepped forward at the 1994 Gay Games in New York City and then urged the U.S. Olympic Committee to move the 1996 volleyball preliminaries from the Georgia county that had passed a resolution condemning gay people." "By speaking out at this time, Greg hopes to raise awareness about a number of key issues, including AIDS prevention and research and domestic violence. "I'm doing it now," he says, "because I want to tell my story in my own words while I still have the chance. I'm finally ready to tell my story. I hope you're ready to hear it.""--BOOK JACKET.
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