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David Ramsey

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  • 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...

  • Ramsey: Celebrations are meant to be celebrated — despite fears

    Updated: Sat, Feb 8, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia — A wild idea, really. To gather women and men from all over the globe to play games. To skate. To ski. To set aside all differences. Idealism running free for two weeks. The Olympics are a wonderful and forever fragile quest to mend a tattered world. A gleeful crowd...

  • Ramsey: Competition, hope prevail over problems as Olympics begin

    Updated: Fri, Feb 7, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - A few hundred yards from my hotel in the outlandishly gorgeous Russian mountains, there's a gondola that takes riders to the top of an awe-inspiring peak. So of course I was trying Thursday morning to talk my way into a ride to the top. Journalists at the Sochi...

  • Jeremy Abbott's skating dreams don't come true, luckily

    Updated: Thu, Feb 6, 2014

    Maybe bad dreams are good luck for Jeremy Abbott. As he prepared for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Boston, Abbott endured frightening dreams. No, he didn't see demons lurking in the shadows or himself sitting on a plane tumbling from the sky. He saw himself skating, to...

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