Airdate: Back on Board: Greg Louganis


Next month Showcase screens an HBO documentary Back on Board: Greg Louganis, profiling the Olympic champion, and one of the first openly gay athletes in America.

Four time Olympic gold medallist Greg Louganis is recognized as the greatest diver in history, but his biggest impact may ultimately come from being one of the first openly gay athletes in America.

This 86 minute documentary looks at the public triumphs and private struggles of this LGBT trailblazer, utilizing rare archival footage (including his near disastrous head injury at the ’88 Olympics) as well as recent footage of Louganis, now 55, as he struggles to keep his finances afloat after a series of misfortunes nearly left him homeless.

Back on Board: Greg Louganis traces the story of this transcendent athlete from a difficult childhood, through his Olympic conquests, to a transformative post Olympic life, outlining the discrimination and other obstacles he has faced throughout his remarkable journey.

Sunday March 6 at 8.30pm on Showcase.

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