Billy Olson is an American Olympic pole vaulter who held several world records, including the first 19-foot indoor pole vault. Olson participated in the 1988 Summer Olympics and was to have been part of the U.S. team for the boycotted 1980 Summer Olympics.
- Al Pickett. "Abilene has produced more than its share of stars," Abilene Reporter-News, December 24, 1999.
- Frank Litsky. "Billy Olson is inching ahead on way to a 19-foot vault," The New York Times, February 22, 1982, page C6, column 1 (late city final edition).
- ACU Centennial: Billy Olson
- Ted Dunnam. "Coaching by Hood vaulted ACU over top," Abilene Reporter-News, June 25, 2000.
- All-Time U.S. Rankings — Men’s Pole Vault, ranked #1 in the world for 1982.
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