Birth Name: Gregory Efthimios Louganis
Place of Birth: El Cajon, California, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 29, 1960
*Samoan (biological father)
*Swedish (biological mother)
Greg Louganis is an American Olympic diver, author, and LGBT activist.
Greg’s biological parents, who were 15-year-old teenagers from Samoa and Sweden, placed Greg for adoption at eight months old.
Greg was then adopted by American parents, Frances I. and Peter E. Louganis, and was raised in California. Peter is of Greek descent. Frances is of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry.
Greg is married to paralegal Johnny Chaillot.