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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

Olympics Headlines view all

  • Ex-Giants RB David Wilson to train in triple jump

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks after ending his NFL career due to a neck injury, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is turning to track and field. The 23-year-old Wilson, who competed in the triple jump during high school and at Virginia Tech, intends to train in the event with an eye on making the United States team for the 2016 Rio...

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks after ending his NFL career due to a neck injury, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is turning to track and field. The 23-year-old Wilson, who competed in the triple jump during high school and at Virginia Tech, intends to train in the event with an eye on making the United States team for the 2016 Rio...

  • Fort Carson soldier, Olympian cited after poaching deer at Colorado Springs car dealership

    An Olympic wrestler and Fort Carson soldier was cited Thursday night after he allegedly stalked and shot a deer with a bow and arrow at a car dealership in southwestern Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs police and wildlife officials rushed to Motor City on Thursday night after a man identified as Dremiel Byers was seen shortly before 
7 p.m....

  • BC-SWM--Pan Pacs-Phelps and Co

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps is acting like the new guy on the team, introducing himself to swimmers he doesn't know and trying to make some new friends. The most recognizable and successful swimmer in the world really is doing the meet-and-greet as he prepares for the next week's Pan Pacific Championships, having made a U.S. team...

  • Back on the US team; step 1 complete for Phelps

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps is acting like the new guy on the team, introducing himself to swimmers he doesn't know and trying to make some new friends. The most recognizable and successful swimmer in the world really is doing the meet-and-greet as he prepares for the next week's Pan Pacific Championships, having made a U.S. team...