David Wallechinsky

International Society of Olympics Historians

Guest

President of the International Society of Olympics Historians, and commentator on the 2014 Sochi games for Westwood One and NBC radio; author of Tyrants: The World's 20 Worst Living Dictators and The Complete Book of the Olympics; founder of Allgov.com, a website dealing with US policy towards other countries

David Wallechinsky on KCRW

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Russia's elite athletes are involved in alleged doping scandals in track and field — and at the last winter games in Sochi.

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