1976 Olympics: Montreal, Canada

16 Year Old Greg Louganis Competing in The Montreal Summer Olympics, 1976

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1976 Olympic Gold Medalist, Klaus Dibiasi of Italy, telling 16 year old Silver Medalist Greg that next time the Gold is his.

1976 Silver Medal Memorabilia

SOLD: 1976 Competition Suit

Team USA swimsuit worn by Greg in his 10-meter platform silver medal-winning performance at the Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics.

The red-white-and-blue Arena brand Mark Spitz swimsuit, size 30, features a repeating American flag pattern with white stars and stripe patterned “USA” letters.

Remarkably in very good condition, especially considering this is a paper swimsuit – an unusual item in itself and even more so, considering the age.

1976 Montreal SummerOlympics Silver Medal

On July 27, 1976 Greg won his first Olympic medal at age 16. This Silver Medal represents the start of Greg’s journey through the Olympic Games as an armature athlete. Greg was clearly so gifted that the 1976 Gold Medalist, Klaus Dibiasi, told him that the next Gold would be his.

The 1976 Summer Olympic Games took place in Montreal, Canada and was the first Olympics to be held there. The medal comes on the original silver chain and in the wood block and leather case Greg received. The side of the medal is engraved with the event, in this case the French word for swimming, “Natation”.

SOLD: 1976 Autographed Official
Framed Olympics Poster

This 1976 original Montreal Summer Olympics poster is in a white 20″ x 26″ wood frame. Greg has autographed the poster in ink pen.

The frame and plexiglass are in overall good condition. Poster is in very good shape.

There are lots of reproductions of this but you don’t see many originals, and they certainly aren’t signed and owned by Greg Louganis.

Greg pausing in the Montreal Olympic pool, 1976.

Thanks to you, Greg’s fans, he is able to help great organizations like The Damien Center. In continued efforts to support the Damien Center’s Capital Campaign initiative for a sorely needed new building, Greg will be donating a sizable portion of the proceeds from the sale of his 3 remaining Olympic medals to the fund. Time is now of the essence, as the Damien Center is broke ground at the new site in early March 2023. He hopes to raise enough to name 2 different areas of the new building. One for his mother, Frances Louganis, and the other for his greatly missed and dear friend, Ryan White. The Damien Center is close to Greg’s heart, as a long term HIV survivor. They also are very dear to Greg since they helped connect Ryan to services he needed and continue to do that today for anyone in need affected by HIV across the state of Indiana.

If you’re interested in browsing other items you can shop his complete memorabilia collection here.

Greg & Alan Witchy, CEO of The Damien Center

Listen to Greg and Alan discuss HIV, Greg’s history and more

Greg with Ryan White