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Greg Louganis Makes His Return to the Olympics

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Greg Louganis hasn't been involved with the Olympics for 20 years, but this year he makes his return as a coach for the U.S. Diving Team.


The significance of this, though, goes far deeper than a former gold medalist making a triumphant return to the international stage.


Producer Will Sweeney is determined to make sure that today's generation knows Louganis' story.

Says Sweeney,

There are so many people around the United States -- and the world -- who have very fond memories of Greg -- cheering for him after he hit his head, how his autobiography made it okay for them them come out, how he helped Americans put a face to HIV. But there is a whole generation of young people who haven't heard about Greg and his incredible story.


Sweeney and his fellow producer Cheryl Furjanic have created a Kickstarter for a documentary that will "address issues that are important to (Louganis) -- combating bullying and homophobia and the need to support elite athletes that move on after their athletic careers are over."

They've raised more than $14,000 toward their goal of $50,000, with donations ending in 28 days.

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