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Alvarez Wins a Silver in the Men’s 5,000-Meter Relay at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Alvarez Wins a Silver in the Men’s 5,000-Meter Relay at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Every cloud has a silver lining for Eddy Alvarez… Following a disappointing performance by the United States’ short-track speedskating team, the 24-year-old Cuban American skater has finally earned the first Olympic medal of his career. Alvarez,...

Feb 23, 14 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Fernandez Among the Magnificent 7 Latino Medal Hopefuls at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Fernandez Among the Magnificent 7 Latino Medal Hopefuls at the 2014 Winter Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are in full swing following an entertaining opening ceremony on Friday in front of about 40,000 people in the stands at Fisht Olympic Stadium. In all, eight Latin American countries will be participating at...

Feb 8, 14 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Marques Becomes First Latina to Win a Modern Pentathlon Olympic Medal

Marques Becomes First Latina to Win a Modern Pentathlon Olympic Medal

Yane Marques’ name should soon appear in the Olympic history books following her medal-winning performance at the 2012 Olympic Games. The 28-year-old Brazilian athlete claimed the bronze medal on Sunday in the modern pentathlon at the London...

Aug 12, 12 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Carrazana Strikes (Boxing) Gold at the London Games

Carrazana Strikes (Boxing) Gold at the London Games

Following his stellar performance at the 2012 Olympic Games, Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana could be considered a teenage (boxing) dream and the sport’s bright future… The 18-year-old Cuban fighter beat Tugstsogt Nyambayar of Mongolia on Sunday to...

Aug 12, 12 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
López Claims Cuba's Second Wrestling Medal at London Games

López Claims Cuba’s Second Wrestling Medal at London Games

Liván López Azcuy has claimed Olympic bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games… The 30-year-old Cuban grappler beat Jabrayil Hasanov of Azerbaijan in his bronze medal match on Sunday in the men’s freestyle wrestling 66kg at the London...

Aug 12, 12 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Iglesias Wins Light Welterweight Gold at the London Games

Iglesias Wins Light Welterweight Gold at the London Games

Roniel Iglesias has gone from third to first at the 2012 Olympic Games… The 23-year-old Cuban fighter won the men’s boxing light welterweight (64kgs) gold medal at the London Games on Saturday with a 22-15 win over Ukraine’s Denys...

Aug 11, 12 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Despaigne Claims Cuba's Sole Taekwondo Medal at the London Games

Despaigne Claims Cuba’s Sole Taekwondo Medal at the London Games

Robelis Despaigne will be heading home from the 2012 Olympic Games as his country’s sole taekwondo medalist. The 24-year-old Cuban taekwondo practitioner won a bronze medal at the London Games on Saturday in the men’s heavyweight event after...

Aug 11, 12 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Falcão Claims Men's Boxing Silver at the London Games

Falcão Claims Men’s Boxing Silver at the London Games

Esquiva Falcão Florentino came thisclose to making history at the 2012 Olympic Games… The 22-year-old Brazilian fighter lost an oh-so-close bout to Japan’s Ryota Murata in the final of the men’s middleweight contest at the London...

Aug 11, 12 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Espinoza Bounces Back to Win Taekwondo Bronze at the London Games

Espinoza Bounces Back to Win Taekwondo Bronze at the London Games

María Espinoza won’t be leaving the 2012 Olympic Games empty-handed… Following her defeat at the hands of Serbia’s Milica Mandic, the 24-year-old Mexican taekwondo practitioner turned the beat around to defeat Cuba’s Glenhis Hernandez on...

Aug 11, 12 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Espinal Wins Puerto Rico's First-Ever Wrestling Medal at the London Games

Espinal Wins Puerto Rico’s First-Ever Wrestling Medal at the London Games

He may have fallen short of the gold at the 2012 Olympic Games… But Jaime Yusept Espinal still has plenty of reason to celebrate. The 27-year-old Puerto Rican grappler lost his gold medal match on Saturday in the men’s 84-kilogram freestyle at...

Aug 11, 12 • Olimpíadas1 Comment »