This biographical dictionary contains entries for each Ohio State University athlete that has competed at the Olympics. Also included are Olympic alternates, as well as coaches, trainers, and administrators who have made contributions to Ohio State's Olympic legacy. Much of the information has been located through archival research, but the author has also conducted many personal interviews with friends and family members of the athletes who have granted him access to rare documents and insight into the lives and accomplishments of these competitors.
Rusty Wilson is an information specialist in the graduate school of The Ohio State University. He has published and lectured extensively in Olympic history and was awarded the 2009 Vikelas Plaque by the International Society of Olympic Historians. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.