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OLYMPICS 2012: Mexican Boxer Oscar Valdez One Step Closer to Medal

Mexican bantamweight Oscar Valdez took a big step toward an Olympic boxing medal Wednesday, defeating Tajikistan's Anvar Yunusov 13-7 to reach the quarterfinals. 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 2012:  Brazil Women’s Volleyball Champs Surprised by U.S. Victory in Early-Round Play

The United States team showed their qualifications for Olympic gold Monday in an early-round match of women's volleyball at the 2012 London Olympic Games, where they scored a 3-1 victory over defending champion Brazil. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Colombia’s Oscar Figueroa Wins Silver in Weightlifting

Colombia's Oscar Albeiro Figueroa won the silver medal in the men's under-62kg weightlifting class here Monday. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012:  Latin American Judo Athletes Surprised by Early Elimination

The tears of frustration shed by Brazilian judo team member Rafaela Silva, one of the favorites in the under-57kg class, upon being disqualified from competition were the image of the fateful day experienced Monday by Latin American athletes 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 2012:  Brazil’s Felipe Kitadia Breaks His Judo Bronze Medal in the Shower

Brazil's Felipe Kitadai broke the bronze medal he won in men's 60kg judo when he got in the shower wearing it and his teammates joked that he wore it everywhere he went. continue reading »

2012 London Olympics Open With a Bang

The 2012 Olympics officially got under way here Friday with a celebration of Britain's culture and heritage, followed by the procession of most of the roughly 10,500 athletes competing on behalf of 204 nations. 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 »

Olympics 2012: Lopez Siblings Hungry For Gold

For people looking for a feel good story in the 2012 summer Olympics, you might want to get to know the Lopez siblings. continue reading »

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Calls Country’s Olympians Models of Conduct with Royal Sendoff

King Juan Carlos wished the Spanish Olympic team all success at the London Games as the crowning moment of their many years of effort, planning, personal betterment and self-sacrifice. continue reading »

Cuban-Born Gymnast Danell Leyva Qualifies for U.S. 2012 Olympic Team

Gymnast Danell Leyva always aims very high because he considers it the best way to achieve his goals - and it apparently works, because he has just qualified for the U.S. team competing in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. continue reading »