Greg Louganis: Four Olympic medals and is now on a Wheaties box

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In the 1980s, when all other major Olympic gold medalists were given a Wheaties box as tradition for their excellence in sport, Greg, the first diver ever awarded a perfect score, was denied the honor. As discussed in his HBO documentary “Back on Board,” this was presumably due to his sexuality. This week, thanks to a grassroots petition started by a fan Julie Sondgerath in Chicago which collected over 50,000 signatures and a social campaign using #GetGregWheaties.


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