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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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  • Is five-time Olympic swimmer Dara Torres coming out of retirement at age 47?

    Five-time Olympian Dara Torres, 47, announced on Wednesday that she would be coming out of retirement to make a go at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. The problem is, the pair of tweets came on April Fool’s Day, the most excruciatingly frustrating day of the year to believe anything. The Washington Post has reached out to Torres’s agent,...

  • Area curlers knock off defending national champs

    The Colorado team moved up the leaderboard at the 2015 USA Curling Mixed National Championship when Colorado Springs’ Darrick Kizlyk rink evened its record at 2-2 by stealing the 10th end to knock off the defending champions from Illinois, led by Greg Wilson.   Kizlyk (Colorado Springs) and teammates Cynthia Smith (Denver), Justin...

  • Jorgensen wins 10th triathlon series stop

    2014 ITU World Champion Gwen Jorgensen ran to her 10th career ITU World Triathlon Series win on Sunday at ITU World Triathlon Auckland, while fellow USA national team member Katie Zaferes earned her second-straight silver medal of the season. Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) clocked in at 2 hours, 9 minutes, 4 seconds on the 1,500-meter swim,...

  • Korean citizenship gives former Colorado College Tiger Mike Testwuide Olympic opportunity

    Former Colorado College center Mike Testwuide couldn't turn down a chance to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics. A few weeks ago, new South Korean men's ice hockey national team coach Jim Paek approached the former Pikes Peak Miner to see if he would apply for dual citizenship. That would allow him to play for his adopted country, which...

  • Shiffrin captures slalom title at US Alpine Championships

    CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — Over the years, Mikaela Shiffrin has been patiently refining her technique, trying to get it just perfect. Her signature for autographs, that is. Her skiing is pretty letter perfect, too. Shiffrin added another title to her impressive collection, winning the slalom by a huge margin Saturday at the U.S. Alpine...