Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis is in the midst of auctioning off 58 personal items, including two of his Olympic gold medals. The auction, which is taking place on his website, began on November 11th and will end December 4th.
The medals being auctioned off for private sale are his 1984 Los Angeles 3-meter gold medal and his 1988 Seoul 10-meter medal. Additionally, his 1976 Montreal 10-meter silver is also being sold. Other items include photographs and other autographed memorabilia like hats, posters, and suits.
According to his website, Louganis “hopes that by sharing his memorabilia he will inspire others to reach their fullest potential.” There are many items currently on the website, but some are not listed yet or have been already offered to the Smithsonian American History Museum.
Bids are starting as low as $45 for an autographed hat, and range up to $3000 for a personal scrapbook. He is seeking bids that fall in the 7-figure range for the Olympic medals.
Louganis is a five-time Olympic medalist, as he won gold in 3-meter and platform at both the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and 1988 Seoul Olympics. He is the only male diver in Olympic history to have won both events in consecutive Olympic Games. He also has won five World Championship titles and 47 national titles, which is the most in history.
Outside of diving, Louganis has been an actor, coach, author, and activist. He has a history of being an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, as well as for HIV/AIDs awareness.