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Tag Results for "London 2012"

PARALYMPICS: Brazilian Takes Gold, Defeats “Blade Runner” in T44 200m Final (VIDEO)

Twenty year old Brazilian Alan Fonteles Oliveira won Gold last night during the T44 200 meters at the London Paralympic Game. continue reading »

Guatemala’s First Olympic Medalist Honored by Government

The Guatemalan congress on Thursday bestowed the Order of the Sovereign Congress in the grade of Gran Caballero upon athlete Erick Barrondo, who won the silver medal in the 20-kilometer walk at the 2012 London Olympics. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Brazil Contests Silver Medal, Requests Boxing Review

Brazil has requested a review of the men's middleweight boxing final at the London Olympics, saying a judge's error may have cost Esquiva Falcao his bout against Japan's Ryota Murata. continue reading »

Venezuelan Gold Medalist Honored From Lawmakers

Fencer Ruben Limardo was honored Tuesday by Venezuela's National Assembly for the gold medal he won at the London Olympic Games. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Final Medal Count at the 2012 Olympics

Of the 962 medals awarded, Latin America won 56. Ranging from Mexico's gold in soccer to Guatemala's first olympic medal, Latin America did very well at the 2012 Olympics. Check out HS News' infographic to see which LatAm country had the highest medal count. continue reading »

Cuban Boxer Roniel Iglesias Brings Home Gold

Cuban light welterweight Roniel Iglesias won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics, defeating Ukrainian Denys Berinchik 22-15. continue reading »

Argentina Narrowly Misses the Podium in Men’s Basketball

Russia went back to the Olympic podium to receive a medal - a bronze - in men's basketball after defeating Argentina 81-77 thanks to the excellent play of Andrei Kirilenko and, in particular, Alexey Shved. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Back to Back Gold Medals for Brazil’s Women’s Volleyball Team

Brazil won Saturday its second straight Olympic gold medal in women's volleyball by downing the United States 3-1 in an unprecedented comeback when all seemed lost. continue reading »

Mexico Defeats Brazil, Wins First Gold Medal in Olympic Soccer

Mexico won its first-ever Olympic men's soccer gold medal Saturday at Wembley Stadium, stunning Brazil 2-1 on the strength of two goals by Oribe Peralta. continue reading »

Argentina Grabs it’s First Gold of 2012 Olympics in Taekwondo

Sebastian Crismanich brought Argentina its first gold medal of the 2012 London Olympics with a win Friday in the men's under-80kg taekwondo final. continue reading »

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 »

Chavez Honors Gold Medalist With Replica of Simon Bolivar’s Sword

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez bestowed the Order of the Liberators on the country's Olympic fencing champion, Ruben Limardo, and presented him with a replica of the sword of South American liberator Simon Bolivar. 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 »

OLYMPICS 2012: Colombia’s Jackeline Renteria Wins Bronze in Women’s Wrestling

Colombia's Jackeline Renteria has duplicated the bronze medal she had won in Beijing in 2008 in the 55kg freestyle wrestling category, defeating Ukraine's Tatyana Lazareva. 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 »