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OLYMPICS: 20-year-old Colombian Wins Country’s First Gold Medal in London

Mariana Pajon's triumph here Friday in the women's BMX cycling competition brought Colombia its first gold medal of the 2012 London Olympics. continue reading »

Silver Medalist Leo Manzano Hopes to Inspire Young Hispanics

Mexican-born U.S. Olympian Leo Manzano told Efe that he hopes his silver medal in the men's 1,500-meter race at the 2012 London Games will inspire young Hispanics to follow in his footsteps. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Argentina Takes Home Bronze in Men’s Sailing

Argentina's Lucas Calabrese and Juan de la Fuente picked up the bronze medal here Friday in the men's two-hander 470 sailing class at the London Olympics. continue reading »

Colombian Wrestler Overcame Poverty to Win 2 Bronze Medals

Colombian wrestler Jackeline Renteria, who at age 25 has won the second Olympic bronze medal of her career, in 1999 chose wrestling classes that were free instead of judo classes that cost money because her family was so poor. continue reading »

Brazil’s Women’s Volleyball Team to Face U.S.A. in the Finals

Brazil advanced to the final of the Olympic women's volleyball tournament with a 3-0 victory here Thursday over Japan, setting up another showdown with the United States. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Argentina Takes Out Brazil, Advancing to the Semifinals

Argentina advanced to the semifinals of the Olympic men's basketball tournament with an 82-77 victory here Wednesday over Brazil at the North Greenwich Arena. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: No Medal for Mexico’s Paola Espinosa in 10m Platform Diving

Mexico's Paola Espinosa fell out of medal contention with her final dive here Thursday in the women's 10-meter platform event at the 2012 London Olympics, finishing sixth. continue reading »

Mexican Star Rafa Marquez Plays Soccer With Children in New York

Mexican soccer star Rafa Marquez coached about 30 New York City boys and girls during a clinic at Riverbank State Park in Harlem. continue reading »

Brazil Eyes Gold As They Eliminate South Korea in Men’s Soccer

Leandro Damiao slammed two goals into the net to wrap up a 3-0 victory over South Korea Tuesday in the soccer semifinal at the 2012 London Games, moving the Brazilian men's team on to its third final in the only important tournament it has never won, that of the Olympic Games. continue reading »

Mexico Men’s Soccer Team Defeats Japan, Heading to Finals

Mexico is headed to its first Olympic men's soccer final after coming back from a deficit to beat Japan 3-1 on Tuesday before more than 82,000 fans at London's iconic Wembley Stadium. continue reading »

Guatemala Wins First-ever Olympic Medal, Silver in Racewalking

Racewalker Erick Barrondo won Guatemala's first-ever Olympic medal on Saturday, taking silver in the 20-kilometer walk after finishing behind China's Ding Chen, who set a new Olympic record with a time of 1:18:46. continue reading »

Brazil Defeats China in Olympic Men’s Basketball

Brazil pummeled China 98-59 in Olympic men's basketball Saturday and will next square off against Spain for second place in Group B. continue reading »

Colombian Sprinter, Brazilian Rower Out of Olympics After Failing Drug Tests

Brazilian rower Kissya Cataldo da Costa and Colombian 400-meter sprinter Diego Palomeque are both out of the Olympics after failing drug tests. continue reading »

Reigning World Champion Swimmer Cesar Cielo Must Settle for Bronze

Brazil's Cesar Cielo was unable to defend his Olympic title in the 50-meter freestyle, settling for bronze behind surprise winner Florent Manaudou of France and American Cullen Jones in Friday's final. continue reading »

Brazil Wins Another Judo Medal, Bronze for Rafael Silva

Brazilian judoka Rafael Silva lived up to predictions and won the bronze medal in the men's over-100kg. class by beating South Korea's Kim Sung-min in the final match here on Friday. continue reading »

Cuban Shooter Leuris Pupo Takes the Gold in London

Cuban shooter Leuris Pupo came from behind to take the gold medal in the 25-meter rapid fire pistol final at the London Olympics. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Mexico Wins First Medals Ever in Archery

Mexico ended its medal drought in Olympic archery here Thursday with a double triumph for Aida Roman and Mariana Avitia, who came away with the silver and bronze, respectively. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Cuban Judoka Asley Gonzalez Wins Silver

Cuban judo team member Asley Gonzalez blew his chance to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games when he lost a tight final match in the 90 kg class to South Korea's Song Dae-Nam. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Puerto Rican Boxer Jantony Ortiz Advances to Round of 16

Puerto Rico's Jantony Ortiz gave a lesson in good boxing to Tetteh Sulemanu of Ghana, defeating him 20-6 in the light flyweight class and qualifying for the next round at the London Olympic Games. continue reading »

Immigrants Play a Key Role on U.S. Olympic Team

More than 30 foreigners are on the team representing the United States at the London Olympic Games, and all are living examples of how much immigrants are contributing to their adopted country. continue reading »