Back on Board: Greg Louganis

Back on Board: Greg Louganis
Back on Board: Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis is arguably the most recognisable gay male athlete of all time. With his stunning good looks, gorgeous smile and incredible skill, four-time Olympic champion Greg Louganis put diving on the map.

Adopted at one, diving at six and an Olympic medallist at sixteen, this all-access HBO documentary chronicles Greg's tumultuous life. From a childhood dealing with depression, bullying and prejudice, through to his record breaking diving career that included the dramatic 1988 Seoul Olympics which saw an HIV-positive Louganis infamously hit his head on the springboard, only to dramatically recover and trounce the competition.

We join a 52-year-old Louganis, as he shares the struggles of the financial difficulties he has suffered in retirement, his past and present relationships, his wonderful friendship with his long-term coach and his welcome back into the community of diving, a sport he loves but also felt alienated by in the past.

Winner of the Audience Award at LA's Outfest and featuring extensive archival footage of his breathtaking dives as well as in-depth interviews, this is one documentary you won't want to miss.

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"Anyone who doubts that documentaries can have as much dramatic and emotional power as the best narrative films should see the Greg Louganis doc, Back on Board." – Hollywood Reporter

"Louganis' sunny personality... and quite a lot of spectacular footage of his winning run make the film compelling." –

Filmmaker guest: Ji Wallace

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Classification: 15+
Runtime: 86 mins
Year: 2014
Director: Cheryl Furjanic
Country: USA
Language: English
Awards: Audience Award Winner Outfest Los Angeles | Winner Best Documentary Outflix Festival
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