When Louganis isn't traveling the country for speaking engagements, he trains show dogs. The former Olympian competes in shows across the country and trains his dogs using many of the same tactics that helped him succeed as a diver.
"Dealing with HIV was really difficult for me because I felt like, 'God, the U.S. Olympic Committee needs to know this,'" he told Walters. "[But] I didn't anticipate hitting my head on the board. I didn't anticipate, you know, blood. ... That's where I became paralyzed with fear."
These days, Louganis tours the country speaking about issues that affected him throughout his life -- AIDS, chronic depression, learning disabilities and diversity (he's half Samoan and half Nordic). On his current tour, sponsored by pharmacy benefits manager/mail-order pharmacy Medco, Louganis travels around with other athletes including
Still admired in the diving community, where he helps trains the next generation of divers, Louganis says he wants to be remembered as more than an athlete.
"I want to be remembered as a strong and graceful diver," he said. "But as a person, I want to be remembered as someone who made a difference."