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David Ramsey

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  • 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...

  • Disputed goal helps Canada beat US in Olympic women's hockey

    Updated: Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia – Controversial is the most common word used to describe Canada’s second hockey goal against the United States on Wednesday. But there is no controversy in the eyes of U.S. forward Hilary Knight’s view. “The whistle was clear before the puck went in the back...

  • Ramsey: Jeremy Abbott prepares for his farewell to skating

    Updated: Wed, Feb 12, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - Cruelty can start early. While growing up in Colorado Springs, Jeremy Abbott endured taunting about his chosen sport. His classmates played football and basketball and baseball. He was a devoted figure skater, and his choice inspired intense ridicule. Want to meet...

  • Ramsey: Most Russian cyclists don’t even bother to lock their bikes. Why?

    Updated: Tue, Feb 11, 2014

    I’m a devoted cyclist. When walking past a bike rack, I always take a close look at the locks. In a way, these locks are my competition. If the lock I use to secure my bike is flimsy compared to all the other locks, chances are the crooks will seek to steal my bike. More coverage...

  • Ramsey: Olympics offers the world a look at exciting, improving women's hockey

    Updated: Tue, Feb 11, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - Jocelyne Lamoureux is one of the stars of the U.S. women's hockey team. She loves her sport. She's been competing almost as long as she's been walking. But she sees the obstacles women's hockey faces as it seeks a wider audience. "It's a masculine sport," Lamoureux...

  • Ramsey: Jason Brown thrilled to be in Sochi

    Updated: Tue, Feb 11, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - Jason Brown was recently preparing for a practice skate on Evgeni Plushenko's home ice. Brown is a 19-year-old who trains in Monument and studies at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He's surprised virtually everyone, including himself, by earning a...

  • Ramsey: Venues have been largely full, thanks to Russians

    Updated: Mon, Feb 10, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - Full stands. This is one of the surprises of the 2014 Olympic Games. At most venues, the seats are filled, or nearly filled. Despite threats of terrorism, tickets are selling consistently. Packed venues are not a given at the Olympics. At the 2004 Athens Games and...

  • Ramsey: Chasing Olympic gold can be inspiring ... or crushing

    Updated: Sun, Feb 9, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - It was an unsettling scene. Hannah Kearney had just claimed a bronze medal, and bronze medalists are supposed to act as if they are at least a little bit happy. Kearney, a moguls world superstar, was having none of it. She wept Saturday night a few minutes after...

  • Ramsey: Kotsenburg follows the 'Holy Crail' to surprise gold in slopestyle

    Updated: Sun, Feb 9, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - When casting a movie about exotic snowboarding, Sage Kotsenburg must be in the running for your leading man. His blond hair hangs to his shoulders. He says "stoked" almost as much as he says "and" and "the." He employs "sick" as his favored compliment. He's...

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