From the moment the Olympic Torch is lit, through the closing ceremony, WestwoodOne Sports will once again be on hand to provide exclusive in-depth coverage of the Olympic Winter Games. Sochi, Russia will host the world’s premier sporting event as top athletes compete for medals of gold, silver and bronze at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.
WestwoodOne’s coverage begins January 6th with the first in a daily 32-part preview series of vignettes, one for each day leading up to the Sochi Games. Each vignette will air on radio stations nationwide and appear right here on WestwoodOneSports.com.
Once the Games begin on February 7th, we begin 17 consecutive days of round-the-clock coverage. Short reports will air three times an hour, 24 hours per day throughout the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Our nightly broadcast from Sochi, Today in Sochi, will wrap-up all the day’s action, plus include play-by-play from events, as well as previews and interviews from all the significant venues and disciplines. Hosted by John Tautges and Kevin Kugler, Today in Sochi will air each night from 9-11 PM Eastern on radio stations across the United States and on SiriusXM. Today in Sochi will debut on Friday, February 7th, and will air on 17 consecutive nights through Sunday, February 23rd.
U.S. OLYMPIC HOCKEY (Men’s and Women’s)
WestwoodOne Sports will provide separate, live play-by-play coverage of select Men’s Team USA hockey games. Our coverage begins on Thursday, February 13, 2014 as Team USA faces Slovakia in the first game of the Preliminary Round. WestwoodOne will then follow Team USA as far as they advance through the rest of the Olympic Games. All hockey games will also air on SiriusXM.
Regardless of the participants, the Men’s Gold Medal Game will be presented on February 23, 2014. WestwoodOne will also present the Women’s Gold Medal Game on Thursday, February 20, 2014.
Here is the current play-by-play schedule for the U.S. Men’s Hockey Team:
Thursday, 2/13/14 Team USA vs. Slovakia 7:15 AM ET
Saturday, 2/15/14 Team USA vs. Russia 7:15 AM ET
Sunday, 2/16/14 Team USA vs. Slovenia 7:15 AM ET
(only games in which Team USA plays)
Tuesday, 2/18/14 Qualification Playoffs Time TBA
Wednesday, 2/19/14 Quarterfinal Time TBA
Friday, 2/21/14 Semifinal 6:45 AM ET or 11:45 AM ET
(only if Team USA plays in this game)
Saturday, 2/22/14 Bronze Medal Game 11:45 AM ET
(to be broadcast regardless of participating teams)
Sunday, 2/23/14 Gold Medal Game 6:45 AM ET
Women’s Gold Medal Game (to be broadcast regardless of participating teams)
Thursday, 2/20/14 Gold Medal Game 11:45 AM ET
WestwoodOne’s coverage of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games will feature the following announcers:
Today In Sochi Hosts: John Tautges and Kevin Kugler
Opening/Closing Ceremonies: Joe Tolleson and David Wallechinsky
Hockey: Steve Goldstein and Bret Hedican (two-time 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 Olympian)
Bobsleigh/Luge: Joe Tolleson
Noted Olympic historian David Wallechinsky will also contribute daily to WestwoodOne’s coverage of Sochi 2014, as will roving reporter Ted Emrich.