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Extractions: GREGORY EFTHIMIOS LOUGANIS (b. Jan. 29, 1960, San Diego, Ca., U.S.), American diver generally considered the greatest diver in history. Born to unmarried high-school students (Samoan father and American Mother), abandoned soon after his few months, Louganis was adopted still as an infant, by Peter and Frances Louganis. His mother loved theatre and dancing so he trained very soon in dancing, tumbling, and acrobatics, skills that would later earn him a reputation as a graceful, effortless diver. Durning his childhood, he had always the feelings not to be loved sufficiently by his parents, becoming during years very shy, expecialy when other children begun calling him "stupid, nigger(for his brown skin), or faggot". He was a sensible, shy young boy with many personality problems, and all this surroundings let him search some other refugees in things he soon discovered was very good to do, all concerning acrobatics. He pushed over theese activities very hard, why here he could improve his self esteeme, doing easily things that others were afraid or uncapable to do !
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Extractions: sport of plunging into water, usually head foremost, performed with the addition of gymnastic and acrobatic stunts. In its more elaborate, acrobatic form, diving originated in Europe early in the 19th century as a diversion of gymnasts and as a competitive sport in the late 19th century. It became a part of the swimming program of the Olympic Games in 1904 and developed rapidly through the first half of the 20th century. The majority of dives included in the roster may be executed in three distinct positions: straight, pike, or tuck. In the straight position, the body is held extended, with no flexion at the hips or knees. In the pike position, there is a bend at the hips but no knee flexion. In the tuck position, both hips and knees are flexed and the body resembles a ball. The most complicated dives may be done in free (any) position, a loose but graceful combination of the others. HOW TO RECOGNIZE A GOOD DIVE ?
Extractions: The Charge "You belong on the cover of that Wheaties box, not Mary Lou Retton. But you just don't fit the Wheaties image. You come across as too gay." The Case That's one of the minor problems faced by Olympic legend Greg Louganis in Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story , a made-for-TV biopic based on his candid and inspirational 1995 autobiography recounting the self-doubt and lack of confidence that curtailed his personal life and professional career until he came out as an HIV-positive gay man a few months prior to the 1988 Olympiad. Queer for Dummies crib sheet. An interest in dance and acrobatics made for a smooth transition to swimming, particularly diving, and Louganis was taken under the wing of former Olympian Dr. Sammy Lee, who thought young Greg had "the most God-given talent" he'd ever seen. Dr. Lee provided the extensive training that earned the 16-year-old Louganis a Silver Medal in the 1976 Olympics. By this time, Louganis knew he was gay, but his sudden worldwide popularity compelled him to lead a double life, frequently resorting to alcohol as a means of easing the social pain. A full athletic scholarship to the University of Miami brought him to the attention of Olympic diving coach Ron O'Brien (Bruce Weitz), along with the prospects of entering the 1980 Games. In college, Greg moved in with his first gay roommate, but their
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Extractions: Swimming is fast becoming the exercise sport of choiceand interest in it is sure to grow during the 1996 Summer Olympics. This book brings Laughlin's techniques, based on his 30 years of coaching, to swimmers everywhere. His renowned "total immersion" method fundamentally changes the way swimmers move their bodies through the water. 35 line...
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Extractions: Search for books and more related to Diving (sport) Encarta Search Search Encarta about Diving (sport) Editors' Picks Great books about your topic, Diving (sport) ... Click here Advertisement document.write(' Page 4 of 4 Encyclopedia Article Multimedia 8 items Article Outline Introduction Diving Techniques Diving Facilities and Equipment Competition ... History V Print Preview of Section Diving has been a human activity as long as swimming has been, from simple entries into the water to jumps for fun from natural high points such as cliffs and outcroppings. During the 1800s diving headfirst into the water to swim became popular, and a sport called plunging developed. Participants would plunge from the side of a pool or dock or any other high point above the water, hold their breath, and glide beneath the water for as far as possible. From 1893 to 1937, plunging championships were held, and the plunge was an event at the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis, Missouri.
Pan American Games - Swimming And Diving PAN AMERICAN GAMES swimming and diving. The quadrennial Pan American Games is greg louganis USA greg louganis USA greg louganis USA Kent Ferguson USA http://www.gbrsports.com/sport/swimpag.htm
Extractions: The quadrennial Pan American Games is a multi-sport event first held in 1951. Venues: 1951 Buenos Aires (ARG), 1955 Mexico City (MEX), 1959 Chicago (USA), 1963 São Paulo (BRA), 1967 Winnipeg (CAN), 1971 Cali (COL), 1975 Mexico City (MEX), 1979 San Juan (PUR), 1983 Caracas (VEN), 1987 Indianapolis (USA), 1991 Havana (CUB), 1995 Mar del Plata (ARG), 1999 Winnipeg (CAN), 2003 Santo Domingo (DOM). 50 Metres Freestyle GOLD SILVER BRONZE
Extractions: This section lists the first three finishers in the biennial FINA Diving World Cup since first held in 1979. Venues: 1979 The Woodlands (USA), 1981 Mexico City (MEX), 1983 The Woodlands (USA), 1985 Shanghai (CHN), 1987 Amersfoort (NED), 1989 Indianapolis (USA), 1991 Winnipeg (CAN), 1993 Beijing (CHN), 1995 Atlanta (USA), 1997 Mexico City (MEX), 1999 Wellington (NZL), 2000 Sydney (AUS), 2002 Seville (ESP), 2004 Athens (GRE) 1 Metre Springboard Diving GOLD SILVER BRONZE
Extractions: Out of the Closet The Modern age Greg Louganis Swimmer - Actor Souvenir Sheet Issued by the Sovereign State of Palau for the 1992 Summer Olympics. Greg Louganis' outstanding achievements in swimming and diving have brought fame to him as an Olympic champion and pride to gay people throughout the world. Previous Page Master Chapter Index Chapter Index The Modern Age Next Page ... Back To Start Page
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Extractions: Information pulled from old newsclippings and photos, please assist with corrections as necessary. In 1968 the Mission Viejo Company developed a separate department to provide recreational services for its planned communities. Along with the system of four recreation centers in Mission Viejo, California an equestrian facility, two roller skating rinks and two golf courses were operated by the department. Mission Viejo Company recreation staff was also responsible for operations at the two Casta del Sol Recreation Centers and Lake Mission Viejo for a number of years. The Mission Viejo Company added operations to assist in community wide activities, major events, and programs for special population groups. In December of 1968, the Nadadores Swim team was organized. Coached by Thom Martin with thirty-five members, 90 percent of them novice, they competed in their first meet against Newport Swim Club in February of 1969. Brian Goodell, age 9, earned a first place ribbon in the Class B in the 100 yd. Individual medley and in the 50 yd. Butterfly. Also winning first place ribbons at the first Nadadores swim meet were Bob Woods, age 11; Dan ODonovan, age 13; Diane Toepfer, age 10; Kevin Reilly, age 10; and Mike Hurd. One year later, the NADADORES were considered one of the largest teams in the Orange County Swim Conference, consisting of over one hundred members from age 5 to 17.