Posts tagged "Olympics"

Latin Americans break ice at Sochi

Latin Americans break ice at Sochi
You may have heard about the Mexican skier of German royalty at the Sochi Olympics. I wrote a blog post about him when he went to the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010. But there are other athletes from Latin America competing this year in the winter games. The Andes mountains stretch through South America after... Read more »

Olympics 2012: In Mexico, kids celebrate soccer gold

All photos by Teresa Puente
Mexico celebrated the national soccer team winning the gold medal Saturday at the Olympics in London. Here in the Costa Alegre, or Happy Coast, where I am traveling in Mexico, all eyes were on the television as Mexico won its first ever Olympic medal in soccer. After the game, a group of children went to... Read more »

Olympics 2012: Mexico soccer team to fight for gold

Olympics 2012: Mexico soccer team to fight for gold
Mexico will play for the gold medal in soccer Saturday at the Olympics in London. The national team defeated Japan Tuesday morning 3 to 1 guaranteeing they will play in the final and at least win a silver medal. Cheers went up in the cafe where I watched the game today as I’m traveling in... Read more »
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Olympics 2012: Felix Sanchez wins gold, remembers abuela

Olympics 2012: Felix Sanchez wins gold, remembers abuela
One of the most emotional wins was by Felix Sanchez, born in New York, but who races for the Dominican Republic. He won gold in the 400-meter hurdles Monday at the London Olympics. He had previously won gold in the same race at the Athens Olympics in 2004. He did not win in the Beijing... Read more »

Olympics 2012: Weightlifter Sarah Robles lifts hopes

Olympics 2012: Weightlifter Sarah Robles lifts hopes
Sarah Robles didn’t win a medal at the London Olympics. But she still is a winner. The weightlifter, who is considered the strongest woman in the United States, came in seventh place Sunday in the 75 plus kilo category. But her struggle to get to the Olympics both financial and personal got her attention and... Read more »

Hubertus von Hohenlohe: a German prince is Mexico's only Olympian

Mexico has a one-man delegation in the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Reuters/Lyle Stafford His name is Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe. Huh? That doesn’t sounds like your average Mexican name. Von Hohenlohe, an alpine skier, is actually a descendant of German royalty. He is the son of Prince Alfonso Hohenlohe and Princess Ira Fürstenberg. But he was... Read more »
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