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Colombian Cyclist Narrowly Misses Gold in Men’s Road Race

Colombian cyclist Rigoberto Uran came tantalizingly close to winning his country's second-ever gold medal but ended up settling for silver in a surprise-filled men's road race Saturday, finishing just behind Kazakhstan's Alexandr Vinokourov. continue reading »

Brazilian Sarah Menezes Takes Home Gold in Judo

Brazilian judo athlete Sarah Menezes captured the 48-kilogram judo gold medal here Saturday, defeating defending Olympic champion Alina Alexandra Dumitru in the final. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Spain, Argentina, Brazil Looking to Outshine U.S. on Basketball Court

The Spanish, Argentine and Brazilian Olympic men's basketball squads will all be battling for podium spots and looking to pull off a huge upset over a powerful U.S. team, which is filled with NBA stars and is the clear gold medal favorite at the London Games. continue reading »

Highly Ranked Puerto Rican Hurdler Prepares to Face British Rival

Puerto Rican hurdler Javier Culson, last year's world No. 2 and unbeaten this year in the 400 meters, says that while he chief rival David Greene of Britain, he is focusing on his own performance as he vies for Olympic gold at the 2012 Games here in London. continue reading »

After Winning Silver in Beijing, Brazilian Men’s Volleyball Aims for Gold in London

The members of the Brazilian Olympic men's volleyball team said here Thursday they have put a disappointing World League performance behind them and are ready to battle for the top prize in London. continue reading »

Spain’s Olympic Soccer Team Not Off to a Good Start in London

Spain made its task in the 2012 Olympic soccer competition more difficult with a 1-0 loss here Thursday to an impressive Japanese squad. It was an inauspicious start for the Spanish, who continue reading »

World Champion Boxers Represent LatAm at Olympics

Amateur world champions Lazaro Alvarez and Julio Cesar la Cruz of Cuba and Everton Dos Santos Lopes of Brazil headline Latin America's contingent in the Olympic boxing competition, which will kick off Saturday at London's Excel Arena. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Mexican Diver Thrives on Fear and Risk

Mexico's Pan-American diving champion, Ivan Garcia, said Wednesday that if one day he loses his fear of diving from the 10-meter platform he will retire. continue reading »

Spanish Cyclists Remain Positive Despite Losing Reigning Gold Medalist

Despite the loss of reigning Olympic road race gold medalist Samuel Sanchez and three-time world champion Oscar Freire due to injury, Spain's cycling contingent is determined to get back to the top of the podium in London. continue reading »

Mexico’s Olympic Boxer, Oscar Valdez, Confident he Can Beat Cuba’s Alvarez

Oscar Valdez, Mexico's top boxing hope at the London Olympics, said Wednesday he has what it takes to defeat the 2011 world amateur champion in his division, Cuban Lazaro Alvarez. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Ups the Ante, Gold Medalists Will Take Home $250,000 Bonuses

Dominican athletes who capture gold at the London Olympics, whose opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday, will get bonuses of 10 million pesos ($250,000), the government said. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Spanish Swimmer Feels Confident in 800-Meter Freestyle, 10K Open Waters

Spanish swimmer Erika Villaecija, who will compete in the 800-meter freestyle at the Olympic Games and the 10 kilometers in open waters, says her intuition tells her that "all will go well" in London, both individually and as part of a team that "aspires to greatness." continue reading »

High Jumper Jamie Nieto Hopes to Grab the Gold at London Olympics

Jamie Nieto wants to make up for not being selected for the 2008 Beijing Games and hopes to take home a medal for high-jumping from the London Olympics. continue reading »

With Nadal Out, Spain Calls on Pau Gasol to Carry Flag at Opening Ceremony

Pau Gasol of the NBA Los Angeles Lakers will substitute tennis player Rafael Nadal as standard-bearer of the Spanish delegation at the inaugural ceremony of the London Olympic Games, the president of Spain's Olympic committee said Friday. continue reading »

Colombian Runner Unable to Compete at Olympics Due to Injury

An injury forced runner Maria Alejandra Idrobo to drop out of the Colombian squad taking part in the London Olympics, the vice president of the Andean nation's Olympic committee said Tuesday. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Prepares For London Olympic Games

Being selected to carry the Spanish flag at the London Olympic Games "is something very special and unforgettable," tennis star Rafael Nadal said. continue reading »

Olympics: Hurdler Looking to Win First Gold Medal for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is counting on hurdler Javier Culson to win the island's first-ever gold medal in the Olympic Games that start two weeks from now in London, Puerto Rican Olympic Committee chair David Bernier told Efe in San Juan on Friday. continue reading »

Mexican Soccer Team is Part of Top 6 at Olympics, Says Coach

Mexico is among the six countries with the best chances of winning gold at the London Summer Olympics, but fans should not claim victory too soon, Olympic soccer team coach Luis Fernando Tena said. continue reading »

Brazil’s National Soccer Team Sees Olympics as Practice for World Cup

The captain of Brazil's national soccer team said in an interview with an Italian sports daily that a gold medal at the Summer Olympics could serve as a springboard to success at the 2014 World Cup, which the South American country will host. continue reading »

Obstacles Will Not Stop U.S.-Colombian Gymnast From Competing in the Olympics

Gymnast Jessica Gil had to overcome some serious obstacles to qualify for the Olympic Games in London. Gil, who has dual U.S.-Colombian citizenship, is a member of Colombia's Olympic squad. continue reading »