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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

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  • First U.S. female swimmer qualifies for Rio

    Olympian Haley Anderson of Granite Bay, Calif. became the third U.S. and first American woman swimmer to qualify for a spot on the 2016 U.S. team by placing ninth in the women’s 10-kilometer open water event at the 2015 FINA World Championships at the Kazanka River Venue near Kazan, Russia. Anderson, who won the 5-kilometer open...

  • Ramsey: Boston taxpayers revolt against Olympic tyranny

    Blame Vladimir Putin. The citizens of greater Boston revolted against the 2024 Olympic Summer Games. They revolted because of costly Olympic disasters of the 21st century. The 2004 Athens Games helped launch Greece toward national insolvency. The 2008 Beijing Games cost $44 billion. Putin spent $51 billion - give or take a billion - on the...

  • Boston out as US candidate for 2024 Olympics, USOC to look elsewhere

    A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday that the U.S. Olympic Committee has severed ties with Boston. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not yet been made public. The Boston bid soured within days of its beginning in January, beset by poor communication, low public support and...

  • First two U.S. swimmers qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics

    KAZAN, Russia – The first two U.S. swimmers qualified for spots on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team on Monday, when Jordan Wilimovsky of Malibu, Calif. won gold and Sean Ryan of Chattanooga, Tenn. placed fourth in the men’s 10-kilometer open water event at the 2015 FINA World Championships at the Kazanka River Venue. Wilimovsky...

  • Canadian Olympic head to back Toronto to make 2024 bid

    TORONTO (AP) — The head of the Canadian Olympic Committee said Sunday he would push Toronto to bid for the 2024 Olympics. Marcel Aubut, head of the COC, told a press conference he wants to see Canada's largest city be an official candidate by Sept. 15, the deadline set by the International Olympic Committee. "It's time to make it crystal...