U.S. Latino Athletes Poised to Shine in London
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Steven, Diana, Mark and Jean Lopez

Steven and Diana Lopez, taekwondo: Hailing from Sugar Land, Texas, the Lopez family makes up half of this summer’s U.S. Taekwondo team. Nicaraguan-born Steven is a three-time Olympic medalist, including gold medals in Sydney and Athens and a bronze in Beijing. Younger sister Diana took home a bronze medal in Beijing. Older brother Jean will coach his siblings in London.

First matches: Aug 9th, 9 AM
Quarterfinals: Aug 9th, 3 PM
Semi Finals: Aug 9th, 5:15 PM

 

 

 

Diana Taurasi and Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony and Diana Taurasi, basketball: Expected to dominate in London, the U.S. men’s basketball team will include New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony. Named after his Puerto Rican father, he will be expected to hold the American team together with his strong all-around play. Guard/forward Diana Taurasi will help lead the women’s team. The former WNBA MVP, who is of Argentinian and Italian descent, has her sights set on a third gold medal.

Men’s Basketball schedule:
July 31 5:15pm
August 2 5:15 pm
August 4 9:30am
August 6 5:15pm
August 8 Quarter final
August 10 Semi Final
August 12 Bronze

Women’s Basketball Schedule:
August 1 5:15 pm
August 3 5:15pm
August 5 11:45am
August 7 Quarter final
August 9 Semi Final
August 11 Bronze

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