Olympic Conversation: THR Talks to 4 Famous Olympians
11:04 AM PDT 7/25/2012 by David Simpson
Former Olympians Sugar Ray Leonard (boxing), Cobi Jones (soccer), Janet Evans (swimming) and Greg Louganis (diving) reveal their favorite Olympics memories with senior editor Stacey Wilson and senior writer Daniel Miller.
Greg Louganis says that hitting his head on the springboard at the 1988 Olympics wasn't his most memorable moment, it was pulling himself together and doing his next dive.
Boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard added, "Greg, when you hit your head and we saw the blood it felt like, 'Oh, it's over,' but you came back like a fighter, man. I admire that."
The Olympians on Positive Feedback From Their Fans
"I gave away one of my medals," says said Greg Louganis. "Ryan White, who was my buddy, contracted HIV through hemophilia. He was my inspiration. So I gave that medal to Jeanne White, his mother."
The Olympians on Watching the Games
"We've gone before, we've done it we enjoyed our time and now you want to see your kids and your younger siblings do really well, that's what it's really all about now and you realize how important and tight knit that group is and the unity is especially when you are out of it," says 1992 Olympian Cobi Jones. "I think all of us can agree it is something special and like Sugar Ray said, It is always part of our life."
THR's Full Uncensored Conversation with Olympians
Watch the full hour-long uncensored conversation with former Olympic athletes Cobi Jones, Janet Evans, Sugar Ray Leonard and Greg Louganis.