Episode 2003: Olympic Legend Greg Louganis Talks Double-Double Olympic Gold And Living With HIV, Ireland/Qatar, Ken’s BBC Barney
As we continue to celebrate reaching 2,000 podcasts, the first in a series of a big interviews is today’s chat with Greg Louganis.
Still regarded as the greatest Olympic diver of all time, Greg won double Olympic gold in the pool at LA in 1984 before repeating the feat in Seoul in 1988, but not before giving us one of the truly iconic images of that or any other games.
On this day 28 years ago @greglouganis did this. ? pic.twitter.com/BqHxaEn3t2
— Olympics (@Olympics) September 20, 2016
He whacked his head off the diving board in preliminaries, got stitches, returned to nail his last two dives and then won gold in the finals the following day. He did all this, while dealing with HIV, in a state of panic about whether his blood got into the pool. It is one of the most astonishing stories in Olympic history and we’re delighted to have him on the show today.
Meanwhile Ken got into a war of words (to borrow James McCarthy’s phrase) with Premier League legend Chris Sutton on BBC Radio 5 live last night, with Mark Chapman and Micah Richards bemused bystanders – have Sutton’s words steeled Ken’s resolve ahead of Ireland/Qatar tonight?
"It's not working this fantasy football is it?"
? @kenearlys & @chris_sutton73 go head to head on Ireland's performances under Stephen Kenny
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