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Olympic legend Greg Louganis reveals the reason why he’s auctioning off his gold medals

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told Yahoo News. “But also, 10% of the proceeds are going to the Damien Center, which is an HIV/AIDS service organization. They provide services for the HIV/AIDS community, whether it be housing, medical, dental, mental health, they have a food bank, they’re bursting at the seams.”A post shared by Greg Louganis (@greglouganis)Louganis, 63, became a household name when he captured silver at the 1976 Olympic Games.

The all-time great diver was a favorite to win gold in the 1980 Games, though the U.S. boycott prevented him from competing.Two years later, Louganis won a couple of titles at the world championships, where he received a perfect score of 10 from all seven judges.

At the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Louganis became an American hero. He won gold in two events, trouncing all of the competition.But his most legendary performance came four years later, when he became the only man to sweep both diving events at consecutive Olympics.

Before the Seoul Games got underway, Louganis suffered a terrible accident, splitting his head open after striking down the diving board during the preliminary rounds.

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