David Wallechinsky is one of the world’s foremost Olympic experts, and will serve as Westwood One’s Olympic historian during the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Wallechinsky will also contribute each night to Tonight in Rio.
As author of The Complete Book of the Olympics and the current President Elect of the Society of Olympic Historians, David brings a wealth of Olympic knowledge that is second to none. He was awarded the prestigious “Olympic Order” by the IOC in 2002 for his contributions to the Olympic Movement. Rio 2016 will be David’s 13th Olympics as a TV/radio commentator, including the past nine for Westwood One.