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Ready for the Olympics? What You Need to Know to Watch
By Latina Staff | 07/27/2012 - 09:48

Ready to watch the Olympics 2012? With the excitement starting tonight and lasting for the next 16 days, it's time to start thinking about your viewing options. (Especially if you plan on cheering for your team and athletes!) Here's what you need to know:

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USA water polo Olympian Brenda Villa
7 Latinas to Watch in the 2012 Olympics
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/26/2012 - 16:00

The 2012 Summer Olympics officially kick off tomorrow in London. We're rooting for Team USA, and these seven Latinas are on the team representing for all of us. Check out this list of athletes you should be watching for over the next few weeks:

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Samyr Laine at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in May 2012
Four of Haiti's Olympic Athletes Aren’t From Haiti
By Sugey Palomares | 07/23/2012 - 16:11

Since the tragic earthquake in 2010, Haiti has struggled with rebuilding infrastructure and a stable economy. According to Fox News Latino, millions of Haitians live on an estimated $2 a day and the harsh living standards have made it even harder for the Caribbean country to foster and develop Olympic athletics.

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Chilean Weightlifter Gives Birth While Training for Competition
By Mariela Rosario | 12/17/2009 - 17:00

Chilean Olympic weightlifter Elizabeth Poblete gave birth to a premature baby boy without ever knowing she was pregnant. Poblete, 22, lives in Brazil and was training when she went into labor. She says she was not feeling well, but had no idea she was expecting a child.

The baby was born on on Dec. 8, three months early, and is currently in intensive care. Poblete was preparing for a competition when her son was born, weighing just 2 and half pounds and measuring 14 inches.

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Rio de Janeiro Wins Bid to Host 2016 Olympic Games
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/02/2009 - 13:30

It was a close battle between Madrid and Rio de Janeiro as the final vote neared, but the International Olympic Committee announced today that Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

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Chicago Vs. Rio de Janeiro in Bid to Host the 2016 Summer Olympics
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 09/29/2009 - 12:39

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is going up against President Obama in an effort to convince the International Olympic Committee to see things his way. Both leaders will be in Copenhagen, Denmark this Friday in an effort to convince the committee that their respective cities—Rio for Lula, and Chicago for Obama—would serve as the best host of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Other cities in the running include Madrid and Tokyo.

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Jessica Alba Blogs About the Olympics
By smundhra | 08/13/2008 - 08:19

She may have traded red carpets and wild parties for time at home with her daughter Honor Marie and husband Cash Warren, but Jessica Alba has been anything but bored. "I don't know about you all but Cash and I have been glued to the Olympics," she wrote on her MySpace blog, titled "What an Amazing Opening Ceremony!"

"How amazing was the opening ceremony?!?" she continued. "I still don't know how they coordinated 2008 people to move in perfect sync."

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