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David Ramsey

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David Ramsey has written sports columns for The Gazette for 10 years. He's visited all 50 states, and he's wise enough to realize Colorado is the best of those 50. He's a graduate of Denver South High School, Abilene Christian University and Syracuse University, where he earned a master's degree in American History in 2003. He's placed nine times in the national Asssociated Press Sports Editors (APSE) contest, including two first-place finishes. He's covered the Athens, Beijing and London Olympics for The Gazette. He's the father of Ruth, a Rampart High grad, and Luke and Caleb, both grads of Pikes Peak Christian. He's an avid cyclist. He hopes to climb Mount Massive this summer, but he says that every year. Gazette sports columnist David Ramsey brings you the personal side of sports along with his personal analysis.

Russia Doping
FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2012 file photo Russia coach Alexey Melnikov congratulates Olga Kaniskina, right, and Russia men's gold medalist Sergey Kirdyapkin congratulates Anisya Kirdyapkina, left, after the women's 20-kilometers race walk at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Russia gold-medalist Elena Lashmanova stands at center. Russia lost its appeal Thursday, July 21, 2016 against the Olympic ban on its track and field athletes, a decision which could add pressure on the IOC to exclude the country entirely from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro. The Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected the appeal of 68 Russian athletes seeking to overturn the ban imposed by the IAAF following allegations of state-sponsored doping and cover-ups. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, file)
Russian Doping
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July, 21, 2016. Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko says the country's athletes who are banned from competing in next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro could go to a civil court to try and overturn the ban. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr.)
2016 ESPY Awards - Show
NBA basketball players Carmelo Anthony, from left, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James speak on stage at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
BRONCOS PATRIOTS
Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller hoists the Lamar Hunt trophy following Denver's 20-18 win in the AFC Championship game against New England Patriots Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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BYU's Jimmer Fredette drives down the court during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UNLV Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in Las Vegas. Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Rugby player Madison Hughes poses for photos at the 2016 Team USA Media Summit Monday, March 7, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Army Air Force Football
Air Force running back Jacobi Owens (28) stiff arms Army defensive back Xavier Moss (9) during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Air Force, Academy, Colo., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Starter: Jonathan Scott, Lewis-Palmer, jr.-His total points of 472 ranked him 5th in 4A while his 18.9 ppg average had him tops in PPAC and helped Rangers reach semifinals.