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Title
Springboard diving finals, 1984 Olympics
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Creator
Knudsen, Anne
Date Created and/or Issued
1984
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
By the age of 16, diver Greg Louganis had won his first Olympic medal. Eight years later, at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, he won gold in both the platform and springboard events, becoming the first man in 56 years to do so. He repeated the feat at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. In 1994, Louganis publicly acknowledged his homosexuality, adding his name to the short list of prominent gay athletes.
Photograph caption dated August 8, 1984 reads, "...flips over and prepares for a perfect splashdown on his way to posting a score of 752.37--more than 100 points ahead of ..."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;33 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00052579
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box Sports-Olympics-Diving
CARL0005564383
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/23412
Subject
Louganis, Greg,--1960-
Olympic Swim Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
University of Southern California
Olympic Games--(23rd :--1984 :--Los Angeles, Calif.)
Divers--United States
Olympics
Olympic athletes--United States
Diving--California--Los Angeles
Diving--Competitions--California--Los Angeles
Springboard diving--California--Los Angeles
Swimming pools--California--Los Angeles
Universities and colleges--California--Los Angeles
Aquatic sports facilities--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
Stadiums--California--Los Angeles
University Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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