Posts Tagged ‘2016 Summer Olympics’

Hernandez to Make Professional Boxing Debut in December

Hernandez to Make Professional Boxing Debut in December

Nico Hernandez is turning pro… The 20-year-old Latino boxer, who claimed a light flyweight bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Games in August, will make his professional debut on December 10 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska, on the undercard...

Nov 12, 16 • DeportesNo Comments »
Hernandez Throws Acrobatic First Pitch at New York Mets Game

Hernandez Throws Acrobatic First Pitch at New York Mets Game

Laurie Hernandez is flipping for the New York Mets… The 16-year-old Puerto Rican gymnast, who helped lead Team USA to the gold medal in the Women’s Gymnastics team competition at the 2016 Rio Games, tossed out the first pitch on Saturday at Citi...

Sep 4, 16 • LATINewsNo Comments »
Hernandez to Compete on Season 23 of ABC's

Hernandez to Compete on Season 23 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”

Laurie Hernandez is heading from the beam to the ballroom… The 16-year-old Puerto Rican gymnast, who helped lead Team USA’s Women’s Gymnastics team to gold at the 2016 Rio Games, has joined ABC’s Dancing with the Stars for Season 23....

Aug 31, 16 • LATINewsNo Comments »
Kobra's Olympic Feat: Creating the World's Largest Street Mural by One Artist

Kobra’s Olympic Feat: Creating the World’s Largest Street Mural by One Artist

Eduardo Kobra has accomplished an Olympic-sized record… The 39-year-old Brazilian street artist has painted a massive mural dedicated to the 2016 Rio Games, which wrapped up on Sunday. It’s now considered the world’s largest street mural...

Aug 24, 16 • LATINewsNo Comments »
Santos & His Brazilian Teammates Claim Gold in Men's Volleyball at the 2016 Rio Games

Santos & His Brazilian Teammates Claim Gold in Men’s Volleyball at the 2016 Rio Games

Sérgio Santos is back at the top of the medal podium… The 40-year-old Brazilian volleyball player, the only Olympian ever to reach four finals in a row in Men’s Volleyball, helped lead his team past Italy to reclaim the gold medal at the...

Aug 22, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Lopez Claims Boxing Gold at the 2016 Rio Games

Lopez Claims Boxing Gold at the 2016 Rio Games

It’s a golden moment for Arlen Lopez… The 23-year-old Cuban boxer, the current world champion, beat Uzbekistan’s Bektemir Melikuziev on a unanimous points decision to win the Olympic middleweight title on Saturday, Cuba’s third...

Aug 21, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Ramirez Wins Second Straight Boxing Gold at the 2016 Rio Games

Ramirez Wins Second Straight Boxing Gold at the 2016 Rio Games

He may have switched divisions, but Robeisy Ramirez is still an Olympic champion… The 22-year-old Cuban amateur boxer out-pointed Team USA’s Shakur Stevenson at the 2016 Rio Games to decide the first Olympic gold medal fight between the two...

Aug 21, 16 • Olimpíadas1 Comment »
Neymar Leads Brazil's Soccer Team to Its First Olympic Gold Medal

Neymar Leads Brazil’s Soccer Team to Its First Olympic Gold Medal

Neymar kicks his way into Brazil’s history books… The 24-year-old Brazilian soccer star helped lead Brazil’s Olympic soccer team to victory against Germany in the gold medal match at the 2016 Rio Games. Neymar, who had to settle for a...

Aug 21, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Queiroz: First Brazilian to Win Three Medals in an Olympic Games

Queiroz: First Brazilian to Win Three Medals in an Olympic Games

Isaquias Queiroz ends his first Olympic appearance with a historic bang… The 22-year-old Brazilian sprint canoeist partnered with Erlon de Souza to claim the silver in the Men’s Canoe Double 1000m competition with a time of a 3:44.81 at the 2016...

Aug 21, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Rodriguez Earns Mexico's First Medal at the 2016 Rio Games

Rodriguez Earns Mexico’s First Medal at the 2016 Rio Games

Misael Rodriguez has ended his country’s drought… The Mexican boxer couldn’t counter strong counterattacks from Uzbekistan’s Bektemir Melikuziev, losing his bout in the semifinals of the Men’s Middle 75 kg competition at the 2016 Rio...

Aug 19, 16 • Olimpíadas1 Comment »