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David Ramsey

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  • 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...

  • Ramsey: Extreme slopestyle skiing is all the rage in Sochi

    Updated: Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - Eight American fans from Buffalo, N.Y., bellowed the national anthem while three American slopestyle skiers celebrated a medal sweep. Gold medalist Joss Christensen and silver medalist Gus Kenworthy and bronze medalist Nick Goepper huddled close together. All were...

  • Ramsey: Jeremy Abbott's recovery from fall inspires Sochi crowd

    Updated: Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    SOCHI – Jeremy Abbott fell. But he got up. Abbott suffered a body-rattling fall early in his short program in figure skating competition at the Olympics.  His body positioning was wrong as it took off on a hoped-for quadruple  toe jump,  and he crashed hard to the...

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