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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 »

Guatemalan Lawmakers Approve ‘Erick Barrondo Day’ to Honor Olympic Silver Medalist

Guatemalan lawmakers approved Tuesday a decoration for racewalker Erick Barrondo in honor of his winning a silver medal last weekend in the 20-kilometer walk at the 2012 London Olympics. continue reading »

Spanish Windsurfer Wins Country’s First Gold Medal in London

Marina Alabau dominated the field in Olympic women's windsurfing to give Spain its first gold medal of the 2012 London Games. continue reading »

Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte’s Parents’ Home May be Lost to Foreclosure

Ryan Lochte, the superstar swimming for the U.S. Olympic team, may be a gold medalist, but it family is far form golden. Lochte, 27, is the son of Cuban immigrant Ileana (Ike) and American father Steve Lochte. 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 »

OLYMPICS: Spain’s Men’s Basketball Team Loses to Russia

Spain's men's basketball team lost a Group B game here Saturday to Russia 77-74 despite holding an 18-point early lead and now could be forced to meet the powerful U.S. squad in the semifinals of the Olympic tournament. 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 2012: Sen. Marco Rubio Introduces Bill to Eliminate Tax on Olympic Medal Winners

Senator Marco Rubio introduced The Olympic Tax Elimination Act , a bill that would exempt U.S. Olympic medal winners from paying taxes on their h 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 »

Brazil’s “Rio Occupation: London” Comes to a Close

On July 8, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s most exciting artists took over the Battersea Arts Centre in London, bringing their signature pieces of work, and launching a 30-day festival. 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 »

OLYMPICS: Honduras Eliminates Spanish Soccer Team

Spain was eliminated from the Olympic soccer tournament Sunday after losing to Honduras 1-0 and failing to score any points in its first two games. continue reading »

Cuba Wins First Medal in London, Silver in Judo

Cuban judo athlete Yanet Bermoy had to settle for the silver medal in the 52-kilogram class after losing to North Korea's Kum Ae An on Sunday at the London Olympics. continue reading »

Brazilian Swimmer Pereira Wins Silver in 400m Individual Medley

Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira won silver after finishing a distant second to American Ryan Lochte in Saturday's Olympic men's 400-meter individual medley final, while Michael Phelps came in a disappointing fourth. continue reading »