Columnist Jim McCauley tells us the time he -almost- made it onto the U.S. bobsled team. (February 14, 2014, Page 1B)
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy did a routine prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta that gave some alternative events if the games were “localized.” Editor Don Whitten takes a similar approach to the winter games that begin soon, wondering how we might localize some of the events with the weather we’ve had recently and usually have this time of the year. (February 3, 2014, Page 4)
With the 2014 Winter Olympics just weeks away in Sochi, Russia, there’s lots of talk about terrorist attacks, human rights protests and boycotts. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at past Olympic controversies and what might happen next month. (January 17, 2014, Page 4A)
In a big day for Team USA, former Ole Miss star Brittney Reese stamped her place in track & field history by winning Olympic gold in the women’s long jump on Wednesday.
Reese added an Olympic gold medal to her accomplishments that already included the previous two world outdoor championships and the last two world indoor titles in the long jump. (more…) (August 9, 2012, Page 1B)
Four years ago, when the Olympics were being held in Beijing, current Ole Miss sprinter Isiah Young was working at a fast food restaurant in Kansas and was basically out of track altogether. While at one time Young may have dreamed about the Olympics, his path to compete in the games was unclear.
In the summer of 2008, Young wasn’t running at Allen County Community College, located near his hometown of Junction City, Kan. Now, just four years after completing high school and joining the work force to make ends meet, Young is headed to London to represent the United States in the 2012 Olympics. (July 12, 2012, Page 6)