Ben Mankiewicz

Letters to Calendar

Letters to Calendar

Admiration for Louganis

When Greg Louganis competed in the the Olympics, I could not wait to see him in competition ["A Springboard and a Platform," Aug. 2]. He was one of the most gifted athletes I had ever seen compete. His diving was so beautiful to watch and beyond perfection. I was so proud he was representing my country.

I am not gay, and learning he was gay and HIV did not affect my deep respect for him. I'm grateful he is alive and has the opportunity to share his story of overcoming adversity and the obstacles he has endured in his life. Thank you to Chery Furjanic and the producers for making the HBO documentary "Back on Board."...