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Olympic Silver Medalist Leo Manzano Setting Great Example for Hispanics

Mexican-American athlete Leo Manzano made history this year by winning the silver medal in the 1,500 meter race at the London Olympics, but before and after that accomplishment a great part of his efforts have focused on inspiring other young people to follow in his footsteps. continue reading »

Synchronized Diver Paola Espinosa Says Olympic “Silver Tastes Good”

Paola Espinosa, who won a silver medal for Mexico in 10-meter synchronized diving at the London Summer Olympics, said the experience was "a dream come true." continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Argentina Women’s Field Hockey Team Falls to the Dutch in Finals

A 2-0 loss to the Netherlands here Friday in the women's field hockey final of the 2012 London Olympics left the Argentine squad with its second silver medal in 12 years. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Brazilian Women Nab Volleyball Bronze Medal, Beating China

Brazil's Larissa França and Juliana Silva beat the Chinese duo of Xue Chen and Zhang Xi here Wednesday to win the bronze medal in women's beach volleyball at the 2012 London Olympics. continue reading »

From Undocumented Immigrant to Olympic Silver Medalist: Leo Manzano Wins 2nd in 1500m

Impressive. That is just one word to describe Leo Manzano’s Olympic performance in the men’s 1500 meter final Tuesday. Though he brought home a silver medal for the U.S., he was not born an A 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 »

OLYMPICS 2012: Women’s Water Polo Team from Spain to Play for the Gold

The Spanish women's water polo team, making its debut in Olympic competition, surprised observers and supporters alike by moving into the final at the 2012 Games in London after defeating Hungary by a score of 10-9. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Brazil Gold Medalist Arthur Zanetti Loves Competing On Rings

Gymnasts are divided into two groups: those who hate the rings and those who love them. Brazil's Arthur Zanetti, the new Olympic gold medalist in the event and Latin America's first Olympic gymnast to win a medal at all, is in the latter group. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Dominican Felix Sanchez Wins Gold in 400m Hurdles

Dominican athlete Felix Sanchez won his second gold medal Monday night at the 2012 London Olympic Games in the 400-meter hurdles, while Puerto Rico's Javier Culson took the bronze. 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 »

OLYMPICS 2012:  Colombia’s Caterine Ibarguen Takes Silver in Triple Jump

Colombia's Caterine Ibarguen took the silver medal in the women's triple jump at the Olympic Games here. continue reading »

Brazil’s Olympic Men’s Basketball Team Loses to Russia

Vitaliy Fridzon's three-pointer with 4 seconds left gave Russia a 75-74 victory over Brazil here Thursday in Group B of the 2012 Olympics basketball competition. 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 »

Spain v U.S. Women’s Water Polo Goes Bare Breast

Everyone knows the sport of water polo is a rough sport except for NBC apparently. Wednesday during a Spain - U.S. women’s water polo match one of the women’s suits was inadvertently pulled down. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Venezuelan Fencer Ruben Limardo Gascon Wins Gold, 2nd-ever for Country

Venezuelan fencer Ruben Limardo Gascon won his country's second-ever Olympic gold medal with a victory Wednesday in the final of the men's individual epee. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Brazil Struggles to Beat Britain in Men’s Basketball

The Brazilian basketball team had a much harder time than expected beating Britain 67-62 on the second day of the Olympic basketball competition here. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Mexico’s Paola Espinosa and Alejandra Orozco Take Silver in Olympic Synchronized Diving

Mexico's Paola Espinosa and Alejandra Orozco on Tuesday won the silver medal in women's 10-meter synchronized diving by racking up 343.32 points. Chen Ruolin and Wang Hao of China took home the gold medal. continue reading »

Mexico’s Ivan Garcia and German Sanchez Win Silver Medal in Synchronized Diving

Mexico's Ivan Garcia and German Sanchez went all out on Monday with a very difficult dive, but they pulled it off thus assuring themselves the silver medal in the men's 10-meter synchronized platform at the London Olympic Games. continue reading »

Spain’s Tennis Pair Ferrer and Lopez Advance to Olympic Quarterfinals

Spain's David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez advanced to the quarterfinals of the Olympic tennis doubles competition on Monday by defeating Austria's Jurgen Melzer and Alexander Peya 6-3, 3-6, 11-9. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Spain Loses to Honduras - Spain Eliminated from 2012 Soccer Tournament

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. Japan, which beat Spain 1-0 in the first round, defeated Morocco continue reading »