Joe Tolleson

Joe Tolleson will serve as play-by-play announcer for soccer and also host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of Rio 2016 for Westwood One Sports.

Tolleson is an experienced and diverse broadcaster working in television and radio for SiriusXM, MSG Networks, ESPN International and NHL Radio. Tolleson has covered every Olympic Games since 2002 for Westwood One, announcing various sports including ice hockey, swimming, gymnastics, skiing, volleyball, bobsled, luge, Nordic events, soccer, speed skating and curling.

Tolleson has also served as a soccer play-by-play announcer for ESPN International covering the UEFA Champions League, CONCACAF Champions League, Serie A (Italy), La Liga (Spain), the Eredivisie (Holland) and World Cup qualifiers. He has also been the play-by-play announcer for numerous pay-per-view soccer events. During his career, Tolleson has been a hockey and soccer play-by-play announcer for MSG Network’s telecasts of the Hartford WolfPack (AHL), NY/NJ MetroStars and New York Red Bulls (MLS) and New York Power (WUSA).

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Steve Holcomb with Joe Tolleson

Olympic Interview: U.S. bobsled pilot Steve Holcomb

04 February 2014 Comments are off for this post.
SOCHI, Russia – One event to look forward to during the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi is the two- and four-man bobsled. Pilot Steve Holcomb drove the Americans to a gold medal in the four-man bob in…
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David Boudia

Diving: David Boudia wins platform gold

11 August 2012 Comments are off for this post.
LONDON – David Boudia did something no American diver has done since Greg Louganis won gold 22 years ago in Seoul. Boudia, who spoke of being mentored by Louganis leading into the Games, won the American’s first gold in the 10-meter platform since 1988 by besting reigning world champion Qiu…
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London Olympics Beach Volleyball Women

Beach Volleyball: U.S. men and women advance

04 August 2012 Comments are off for this post.
LONDON – A night after defending gold medalists Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser were upset in the round of 16, the American beach volleyball teams got back on track Saturday at the Horse Guards Parade. Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor lost their first set in Olympic competition last time out,…
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Kayla Harrison

Judo: Kayla Harrison wins first-ever U.S. gold in judo

02 August 2012 Comments are off for this post.
LONDON – The U.S. has won a whole lot of Olympic gold medals over the years, but until Thursday, the Americans had never captured one in the sport of judo, which men have contested at the Olympics since 1964 in Tokyo. Women joined the competition in 1992, yet still no…
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London Olympics Artistic Gymnastics Men

Gymnastics: Danell Leyva grabs the bronze medal

01 August 2012 Comments are off for this post.
LONDON – Halfway through the men’s all-around gymnastics competition things were not looking good for Team USA. After faltering in the team competition earlier this week, the Americans were off to a slow start on Wednesday. But Danell Leyva changed all that with spectacular routines on the parallel bars and…
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USA gymnasts in studio

Gymnastics: U.S. captures first team gold since 1996

31 July 2012 Comments are off for this post.
LONDON – Magnificent Seven… meet the Fab Five. Or maybe the Fierce Five (listen below)? The U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team won America’s first team gold medal since the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta with a dominating performance on Tuesday night. The Americans started strongly on the vault and never looked…
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GB Gymnasts

Gymnastics: China triumphs, GB third after U.S. falters

30 July 2012 Comments are off for this post.
LONDON – While the U.S. men’s gymnastics team fell apart, China re-captured its dominating form. Fall after fall shattered the American hopes for gold – or even a medal of any variety – while the Chinese once again reminded everyone why they haven’t lost at a major competition in eight…
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