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Mar 12, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

New Colombian Olympic Committee votes on new board with some controversy

posted by Parker Crooks

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 »

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Nov 16, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s Olympic hero Pajon honored by Andean community

posted by Simon Willis

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 »

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Oct 19, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Olympic winner Mariana Pajon inspires film

posted by Joey O'Gorman

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 »

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Aug 15, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s Olympians welcomed home as heroes

posted by Courtney Scott

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 »

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Aug 15, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Olympic team to be honored in Colombia’s capital

posted by Olle Ohlsen Pettersson

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 »

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Aug 13, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia ‘admired’ for results at 2012 Olympics

posted by Adriaan Alsema

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 »

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Aug 10, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

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

posted by Adriaan Alsema

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 »

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Aug 10, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Mariana Pajon wins Colombia’s 1st Olympic gold

posted by Adriaan Alsema

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 »

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Aug 9, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Jackeline Renteria doubles Colombia’s Olympic medal record

posted by Adriaan Alsema

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 »

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Aug 9, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Colombian president congratulates latest Olympic medalist

posted by Victoria Rossi

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 »

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