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Chris Dorst

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Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameChristopher "Chris"•Dorst
Used nameChris•Dorst
Born5 June 1956
Measurements193 cm / 86 kg
NOC(s) United States


Chris Dorst played water polo at Menlo-Atherton High School and Stanford. He was on the US National Team for the 1980 and 1984 Olympics, winning a silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, after the 1980 team was forced to miss the Olympics by the Jimmy Carter-led boycott. He is a member of the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame and the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame.

Dorst graduated from Stanford and then obtained an MBA from the school. He later worked in sports and technology management. He has worked extensively with the US Olympic Committee, serving on their Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Athletes’ Advisory Council. He has been a board member of the Stanford Water Polo Foundation and a founding member of Sports Challenge International, a faith-based mentoring program for athletes. Dorst also volunteers as a girls’ high school water polo coach.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1984 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) Water Polo, Men Olympic United States 2 Silver Representing United States    

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