WestwoodOne Partners with NBC Universal to Present Exclusive U.S. Radio Coverage of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Live from Sochi, Russia


Live Event Coverage, Around-The-Clock Updates, Exclusive Ice Hockey Play-By-Play

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NEW YORK, NY, February 5, 2014 -WestwoodOne, America’s network radio leader in live play-by-play sports, is proud to partner with U. S. Olympics Rights holder NBC Universal to present live radio coverage of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia. From the moment the Olympic Torch is lit on Friday, February 7, through the Closing Ceremony on Sunday February 23, WestwoodOne Sports will once again be on hand to provide exclusive in-depth coverage of the Winter Olympics.

WestwoodOne will broadcast throughout the Games as the live events unfold, with around-the-clock Olympic updates three times per hour; live Team USA and Gold Medal Game Ice Hockey play-by-play; live coverage of various Olympic Winter events, including figure skating, speed skating, skiing, bobsleigh and luge; and a nightly Olympic wrap-up show recapping the day’s events.

WestwoodOne’s coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics--heard on radio stations nationwide, as well as SiriusXM satellite radio—will bring the excitement of Olympic competition to millions of listeners around the country.

WestwoodOne’s programing will include:

  • Shortform Coverage – Olympic Updates
    • Three times an hour, 24/7, from February 7- February 23
  • Longform Coverage – Today in Sochi
    • Two hours of longform coverage for 17 consecutive nights, from February 7-February 23. Daily wrap-up of all the day’s action, including play-by-play from events, as well as previews and interviews from all the significant venues and disciplines.
  • U.S. Olympic Hockey (Men's and Women's)
    • Live play-by-play coverage of every Men’s Team USA hockey game.
      • Men's Gold Medal Game (regardless of participants) will be presented on February 23.
      • Women's Gold Medal Hockey Game (regardless of participants) will be presented on Thursday, February 20.

Read more about WestwoodOne in Sochi here.

WestwoodOne’s Winter Olympics coverage will feature an all-star team of announcers and former Olympians:

  • Longform Hosts: John Tautges and Kevin Kugler
  • Opening/Closing Ceremonies: Joe Tolleson and David Wallechinsky
  • Hockey: Steve Goldstein and Bret Hedican (two-time U.S. Olympian)
  • Figure Skating: Jason Horowitz and Paul Wylie (1992 Silver Medalist)
  • Speed Skating: Kevin Kugler
  • ShortTrack Speed Skating: Jason Horowitz
  • Alpine Skiing: Joe Tolleson and Doug Lewis (two-time U.S. Olympian)
  • Bobsleigh/Luge: Joe Tolleson

Noted Olympic historian David Wallechinsky will also contribute daily to WestwoodOne’s coverage of the Winter Olympics, as will roving reporter Ted Emrich.

The Olympic Games are held every two years, showcasing athletes from around the world. WestwoodOne has been the U.S. radio broadcaster of every Olympics since the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea.

About WestwoodOne Sports

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