Greg Louganis Signs With CAA (Exclusive)
The Olympic diving champion has signed with the agency in all areas.
Greg Louganis has signed with CAA in all areas, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.
Widely considered the greatest diver of all time, the California native held a monopoly in men’s diving for two straight Olympic Games, sweeping the men’s 3m springboard and 10m platform gold medals in Los Angeles in 1984 and again in Seoul in 1988. For those achievements, he received the Amateur Athletic Union’s James E. Sullivan Award, the Jesse Owens International Trophy and the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Robert J. Kane Award and was inducted into both the U.S. Olympic and International Swimming halls of fame.
But Louganis’ impact extended beyond sports. He became part of the national conversation about HIV and the gay community after he detailed his experiences as an out, HIV-positive athlete in his 1995 memoir Breaking the Surface, which spent five weeks at the top of The New York Times’ best-seller list. Last summer, he told his story again in the HBO documentary Back on Board.
CAA will work with Louganis to create further opportunities across all of its areas of practice, including personal appearances, philanthropy, commercial endorsements, television and publishing.
Louganis continues to be represented by Steven Karash of Steven K Management and attorney Jeff Briggs.