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David Ramsey

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  • Ramsey: The almosts, not so big deal, and stray dogs of Sochi

    Updated: Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - Winter never arrived for this Winter Olympics. The skies were clear. The temperatures soared to ridiculous, and wonderful, heights. The mountains glowed in the sunlight and intense moonlight. Sunshine seldom departed, and the terrorists never arrived. That's the...

  • Ramsey: As these Sochi Games end, a reminder of why we need them

    Updated: Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - In the late days of the 19th century, a wonderful idea turned into a wonderful reality. Athletes across the globe gathered every four years for a true world championship, and on a planet plagued with strife and bloodshed, these Games somehow remained peaceful. Julie...

  • Olympic bobsled medalist Curtis Tomasevicz wanted to be an Air Force Falcon

    Updated: Sun, Feb 23, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - Curtis Tomasevicz, Olympic bronze and gold medalist in the bobsled, came extremely close to becoming an Air Force football player. He wanted to play for Fisher DeBerry, and there was no doubt DeBerry wanted Tomasevicz to wear an Air Force uniform. It was all set....

  • USOC leaders say they're OK with reduced medal count

    Updated: Sat, Feb 22, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - The United States claimed 37 medals at the 2010 Vancouver Games. The U.S. will not claim 37 medals at the Sochi Games. Leaders of the U. S. Olympic Committee, based in Colorado Springs, say they are at peace with the lowered medal count. As of Saturday night, the U.S....

  • Mikaela Shiffrin, 18, takes on expectations - and meets them

    Updated: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - Mikaela Shiffrin was riding on a chair lift through the Russian mountains on her way to her second slalom run. She's only 18, but she's spent hours envisioning this moment. That's her thing. She dwells in the future. She realized, sitting on that chair lift in the...

  • Ramsey: Olympic chokes? No. Overcome by demons? Maybe

    Updated: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia — We wanted the gold too much. Kelli Stack said those words with tears in her eyes. On Thursday night on the edge of the Black Sea, the United States women's hockey team was a minute away from an historic victory over Canada. They couldn't hold on. Stack said...

  • Ramsey: American women figure skaters look toward future

    Updated: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - American women failed to earn an individual medal in Olympic figure skating competition for the first time since 1936. A high school sophomore from San Jose hopes to return Americans to the medal stand in South Korea at the 2018 Games. Polina Edmunds, who's only 15,...

  • Ramsey: American women come achingly close to winning gold medal in hockey

    Updated: Thu, Feb 20, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - The post. It's all that stood in the way of a gold medal. America's Kelli Stack had swatted a shot toward Canada's open net. Less than 90 seconds remained in regulation, and for a tantalizing instant, before the United States lost 3-2 in overtime, it looked as if the...

  • Big (Smelly) Euro Dude and other not-so-fun slices of the Olympic ride

    Updated: Tue, Feb 18, 2014

    Friends and people I’ve just met often ask about my Olympic experience, and much of what I do on these exotic trips is the kind of high-level fun you would expect. This is The Big Daddy of Sporting Events, more diverse and intense and surprising and thrilling than any other. But...

  • Wise wins on halfpipe for another American gold

    Updated: Tue, Feb 18, 2014

    KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — David Wise won the gold medal in the Olympic debut of halfpipe skiing Tuesday, cutting through heavy snow to easily outclass the field. The 23-year-old American scored a 92 on his first run through the halfpipe clogged by wet, soggy rain and snow all...

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