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Colombia women qualify for Olympics and World Cup
Posted by Matthew Sterne on Sep 29, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia women qualify for Olympics and World Cup

Colombia’s women’s soccer team qualified for both the 2015 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics on Sunday after finishing second in the Copa America tournament.

Posted by Parker Crooks on Mar 12, 2013 Leave a comment

New Colombian Olympic Committee votes on new board with some controversy

A new Colombian Olympic Committee was voted in on Monday, amid some controversy on two key issues. The first point of contention was that cycling, Colombia’s second most popular sport,  Full Article »

Posted by Simon Willis on Nov 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Colombia’s Olympic hero Pajon honored by Andean community

Olympic gold medal winning hero Mariana Pajon was named an “Honorary Citizen” of the Andean region Friday in recognition of her achievement in the London 2012 games. Pajon, who brought  Full Article »

Posted by Joey O'Gorman on Oct 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Olympic winner Mariana Pajon inspires film

Olympic gold medallist Mariana Pajon has become immortalized in a short film released on Wednesday in Bogota’s Cinema Paraiso. The film “Momentum” was produced by extreme sports supporter and energy-drink  Full Article »

Posted by Courtney Scott on Aug 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Colombia’s Olympians welcomed home as heroes

Colombia’s Olympic team was welcomed back to their home country Wednesday with great enthusiasm after competing in the London 2012 Olympics. As promised, President Juan Manuel Santos greeted the athletes  Full Article »

Posted by Olle Ohlsen Pettersson on Aug 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Olympic team to be honored in Colombia’s capital

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos announced Wednesday the Colombian Olympic team will be greeted as “heroes and with red carpet” in the presidential palace as they return from the summer  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Aug 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Colombia ‘admired’ for results at 2012 Olympics

Colombia is being admired for its results at the 2012 Olympics in London where it won eight medals, the president of the country’s sports federation said Sunday. The country performed  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Aug 10, 2012 Leave a comment

‘It’s like a dream come true': Mariana Pajon

BMX cyclist Mariana Pajon, who won Colombia’s first gold medal at the London Olympics and Colombia’s second gold medal ever, said Friday her victory “is like a dream come true.”  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Aug 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Mariana Pajon wins Colombia’s 1st Olympic gold

BMX cyclist Mariana Pajon won Colombia’s first gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London Friday, securing her country’s seventh medal in what already had become Colombia’s most successful Olympics  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Aug 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Jackeline Renteria doubles Colombia’s Olympic medal record

Colombian wrestler Jackeline Renteria on Thursday won bronze in the Women’s 55kg Freestyle category, adding a sixth medal to her country’s prize cabinet. Renteria obtained the medal after beating Tetyana  Full Article »

Posted by Victoria Rossi on Aug 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Colombian president congratulates latest Olympic medalist

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos congratulated Oscar Muñoz on his Olympic bronze medal in taekwondo, according to a statement released on the president’s website Wednesday . “Oscar, I would like to  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Aug 8, 2012 Leave a comment

Oscar Muñoz harvests Colombia’s 5th Olympic medal

Colombia’s Oscar Muñoz surprisingly secured Colombia’s fifth medal at the 2012 London Olympics when winning bronze in the 58kg taekwondo category Wednesday. The 19-year-old Muñoz received the bronze medal after  Full Article »

Posted by Courtney Scott on Aug 8, 2012 Leave a comment

Colombian BMX cyclist advances to Olympic semifinals

A Colombian female BMX competitor has advanced to the semifinals of the 2012 London Olympics this Wednesday. Mariana Pajon, 20 years old, placed third out of 16 in the qualifiers  Full Article »

Posted by Courtney Scott on Aug 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Equestrian seeks to win Colombia’s 5th Olympic medal

Colombian equestrian Daniel Bluman on Monday qualified for the Olympic finals. Bluman and his horse “Sancha” have made it to the finals after the third qualifer of the equestrian jumping  Full Article »

Posted by Sarah Kinosian on Aug 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Santos praises record-breaking medal in 2012 Olympics

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos praised Caterine Ibarguen’s triple jump medal via Twitter. Santos called the jump and Colombia’s fourth medal “the greatest achievement for Colombia,” in a Tweet Sunday. Ibuargen’s  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Aug 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Caterine Ibarguen wins Olympic silver in triple jump

Colombia’s Caterine Ibarguen won silver in the women’s triple jump final Sunday, making the 2012 London games her country’s most successful Olympics ever.