Daily Journal Olympic coverage

If you’re keeping up with the Olympics, we hope our daily Olympic page in print editions of the Daily Journal will be helpful. It’s brought to you in part by the fine folks at Renasant Bank, and we have to give them a big tip of the cap.

The page will include previews of each day’s TV events, the top news from London and at least one “good read” each day about an athlete or event of interest.

We also have an online Olympics page (link here), utilizing the power of the mighty Associated Press. It has all kinds of stories and a nifty medal chart.

On the run up to the Olympics, I gave you my perspective on security matters in a cclumn here. I imagine I’ll write a couple more before the games end. My wife wrote this column in 2010, during the Winter Games, which ponders why we enjoy watching the Olympics so much.

We’ve written quite a bit in the past about former Ole Miss standout Brittney Reese of Gulfport, a favorite in the women’s long jump. You can catch up with stories about her by Parrish Alford (here) and the AP’s David Brandt (here).

The morning after both she and current Ole Miss standout Isiah Young made the U.S. Olympic team, we published this story. Parrish went on to write in more detail about Isiah Young (here).

Mississippi State will be represented by sprinter Daundre Barnaby, who’s from Canada. Brad Locke caught up with him and wrote this story before the Games began.

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