“Greg Louganis is one of the most decorated and celebrated Olympians of any generation, and we are delighted to share his story – both personal and athletic – with the acquisition of this documentary,” said Ken Hershman, president, HBO Sports. “Greg allowed the filmmakers unrestricted access to his life story and viewers will benefit from this deeply personal portrait and gain a terrific perspective on his complicated and rewarding life.”
HBO To Air Greg Louganis Doc ‘Back On Board’ In August
HBO To Air Greg Louganis Doc 'Back On Board' In August
HBO continues to uphold its reputation as a major platform for the best LGBT documentaries, this time with the announcement that it will air Cheryl Furjanic’s film “Back On Board: Greg Louganis,” which chronicles the life of the LGBT trailblazer and Olympic gold medal diver.
“Back on Board” traces Greg’s story from a difficult childhood, through his Olympic conquests, to a transformative post-Olympic life, outlining the discrimination and other obstacles he has faced throughout his remarkable journey. The film will debut August 4th at 10pm exclusively on HBO.
“I think it is awesome that ‘Back on Board’ has found a home with HBO Sports. At times, it’s awkward and a little bit embarrassing to reveal so much of myself – it’s a true documentary. I am honored and humbled to share my story,” Louganis himself said.
Mark your calendars.