Olympics Coverage | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

Our Olympic Team

Mark Reis

Mark Reis is passionate about photojournalism and loves to tell people's stories through his photographs. He is Director of Photography at the Gazette in Colorado Springs and has covered seven Olympic Games and Super Bowl five times. He won the Olympic Media Association Gold Prize for his coverage of the Nagano Games.

His career has given him a ringside seat to everything from local news and features to the 2004 Asian tsunami. In 2009 he was the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Regional Photographer of the Year.

Mark teaches photography workshops around the U.S.

Mark is a graduate of Iowa State University and has been working as a photojournalist for 30 years. He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Wendy and has two daughters.

David Ramsey

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.

Ramsey has 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.

Ramsey brings you the personal side of sports along with his personal analysis. You can follow him on Twitter @davidramz

Students from Ball State University

Students from Ball State University’s BSU at the Games are covering the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games and will report for The Gazette. BSU at the Games sent 22 reporters to Sochi, which allows the team to produce photos, videos and stories about the event results, as well as focus on each athlete’s road to success. Check back often to Gazette.com/Olympics to see their work. For more about BSU at the Games, visit http://sochi.bsuatthegames.com
Olympics Headlines
NBCUniversal to provide record 6,755 hours from Rio Olympics

- 0 - 8 hr ago

STAMFORD, Conn. — NBCUniversal's TV and digital networks will show a record 6,755 hours of action during this summer's Rio Olympics.

The previous high was 5,535 hours from the 2012 London Games.

The main NBC network will broadcast more...

Olympics Headlines
Missy Franklin advances to 200 freestyle semifinals, has busy day ahead
By: - 0 9 hr ago

OMAHA, Neb. — Colorado native Missy Franklin tied for seventh in the 200 freestyle with Hali Flickinger in 1:58.61 at the U.S. Olympic trials on...

Olympics Headlines
Jason Day says Zika fears will keep him out of Rio Olympics
By: - 0 12 hr ago

AKRON, Ohio — Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a...

Olympics Headlines
Durant, Anthony lead 12-player US Olympic basketball roster
0 22 hr ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics.

James...

Olympics Headlines
Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony lead 12-player US Olympic basketball roster
By: - 0 22 hr ago

NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics.

James isn't...