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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: Men’s Basketball Team from Spain Advances to Final

Spain took a bumpy road to the Olympic men's basketball final but will play for the gold against a heavily favored U.S. team after notching a 67-59 victory here Friday over Russia. 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: 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 »

OLYMPICS 2012: Cuban Pole Vaulter Lazaro Borges Falls After Pole Snaps (VIDEO)

Sometimes things just go wrong for Olympics. Cuba’s Lazaro Borges can now include himself on the list of Olympians who had mishaps while the cameras were rolling. 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:  Spain Men’s Basketball Wisely Lose to Brazil

It has been a shaky tournament for the second ranked team in the world according to FIBA. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012:  Venezuelan Gold Medalist Ruben Limardo Given Hero’s Welcome Back Home

Thousands of Venezuelans turned out on Monday to welcome home Ruben Limardo after he won the gold medal in fencing at the London Olympic Games, the country's first Olympic medal since 1968. 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 »

OLYMPICS 2012:  Laura Sanchez Wins Bronze in Springboard Diving, Fifth Medal for Mexico

Mexico's Laura Sanchez won the bronze medal in 3m springboard diving at the London Olympics, giving her country its fifth medal at the Games. 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 2012: Cuba’s Oreydi Despaigne Disqualified from Men’s Judo for Biting Opponent

Cuban judoka Oreydi Despaigne was disqualified Thursday from his men's -100kg bout after biting opponent Ramziddin Sayidov of Uzbekistan with 30 seconds remaining in a round-of-16 contest he was winning. 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 »