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David Ramsey

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  • 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...

  • Meryl Davis, Charlie White don't win over crowd, but claim ice dancing gold

    Updated: Mon, Feb 17, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - The judges were impressed by Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Most of the crowd at Iceberg Skating Palace was not so impressed. Or at least the largely Russian audience didn't express much admiration. Davis and White claimed gold in Monday's ice dance, overcoming a...

  • No poker face with U.S. skater Ashley Wagner

    Updated: Mon, Feb 17, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - Everyone wanted to talk about The Face. You probably saw Ashley Wagner's world-class scowl when she discovered her score in team figure skating competition. Skaters usually act happy, or at least satisfied, after their scores are revealed. They may be enraged. They...

  • Ramsey: World stage comes with regret for Colorado ski racer Torin Yater-Wallace

    Updated: Mon, Feb 17, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - Anytime Torin Yater-Wallace returns to his home in Basalt, situated in the Colorado mountains near Aspen, he listens to envious words from friends and former classmates. They wish they could travel the world as a ski competitor. They wish they could savor the sights...

  • Jeremy Abbott skates away from competitive skating with head held high

    Updated: Mon, Feb 17, 2014

    EDITOR’S NOTE This article includes strong language. The Gazette is allowing its use to help tell Jeremy Abbott’s story. By David Ramsey SOCHI, Russia • Jeremy Abbott plans to someday watch his horrific fall at the Olympics. “Oh, absolutely,” Abbott said Friday night...

  • Ramsey: Bode Miller finally lovable, but not for Olympic record or medal

    Updated: Sun, Feb 16, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - As Bode Miller grows more vulnerable he becomes more lovable. He was once so invincible, and so irritating. He declined to be anyone but himself. He refused to be defined by Olympic medals. He was fascinating and maddening. With six medals, he stands near the top of...

  • Ramsey: Mikaela Shiffrin has been preparing for her race, her breakthrough moment

    Updated: Sat, Feb 15, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - Mikaela Shiffrin has dwelled here, in these gorgeous mountains on the edge of the Black Sea, for the past year. Not in body, but in mind. She's envisioned crashing on the perilous slalom course, and she's envisioned a gold medal hanging from her neck. She's run through...

  • Ramsey: Future for figure skater Jason Brown, 19, bright

    Updated: Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    Jason Brown will need a score exceeding 169 in the free skate Friday to take home the bronze medal. With 22 of the 24 skaters having competed, Brown is looking to pass Kazakistan's Denis Ten's score of 255.10. Brown scored 86.00 in Thursday's short program. Jeremy Abbott...

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