Dwight Stones

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Born: 12/05/1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (7)

2002 Olympic Winter Games 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

2000 Olympic Games 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

1998 Goodwill Games 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 Summer Olympics 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

1994 Goodwill Games 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1990 Goodwill Games 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

1988 Summer Olympic Games 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

1971 - 1972

Long Beach State University

Milestones

2008

Served as an analyst for NBC Sports coverage of Track and Field at the Summer Olympics.

1984

Came in fourth place in the high jump at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

1984

Began serving as a color analyst for all three major American networks at the Olympic Games 

1977

Won the silver medal in the high jump at the IAAF World Cup.

1976

Raised the world record to 2.31 m at the NCAA Championships at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.

1976

Won the bronze medal in the high jump at the Olympic Games in Montreal.

1973

Won the gold medals in the high jump at the USTFF Indoor Championships and at the USTFF Outdoor Championships.

1972

Won the bronze medal in the high jump at the Olympic Games in Munich.

Bonus Trivia

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Set a national high school record in 1971 at 2.17 m in the high jump.

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Was the first "flop" jumper to set a world record, clearing 2.30 m in 1973.

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Was booed at the Olympic Games in Montreal after it was reported that he had supposedly said he hated French Canadians.

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Created the Desert Oasis Track Club, a California corporation that Stones was the only member of, in order to deal with the complex rules regarding professional vs. amateur sports at the time, which often stipulated that winnings be paid out to the athlete's club. Controversy over the corporation led to changes in athletic laws.

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Was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1998.

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