Tag: Rio

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 »

Rio or Chicago 2016: a samba teacher with a heart in both places

Edilson Lima is a native of Brazil who works as a samba teacher in Chicago. Rio or Chicago 2016? Who does he want to win the 2016 Summer Olympics? “If Chicago gets it, I’ll be happy because I live here. I think it’s going to be great for the city,” said Lima, 40, who has... Read more »

These Colombians Rock

Aterciopelados.  Try pronouncing that one.  AH-TEAR-SI-OH-PELL-AH-DOS.   It’s the name of a Colombian rock band that will be in Chicago Saturday night. They are one of the headliners at the ¡Viva! Chicago Latin Music Festival  in Grant Park this weekend.   This rock duo of Andrea Echeverri  and Hector Buitrago has recorded eight albums since... Read more »