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Costa Rica earns first medal in 2019 Pan American Games
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Costa Rica earns first medal in 2019 Pan American Games

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 29, 2019

Costa Rica earned its first medal of the 2019 Pan American Games on Sunday when Neshy Lindo took bronze in taekwondo. Competing in the 57 kg weight…

Eighty-four Ticos participating in the 2019 Pan American Games
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Eighty-four Ticos participating in the 2019 Pan American Games

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 22, 2019

The 2019 Pan American Games begin Friday, July 26 in Lima. Eighty-four Costa Rican athletes -- 44 women and 40 men -- will participate in the multi-sport…

Photos: Go Skateboarding Day in Costa Rica
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Photos: Go Skateboarding Day in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - June 23, 2019

Friday was worldwide Go Skateboarding Day, and skateboarders in Costa Rica were happy to oblige. Here are our favorite photos of skateboarders in San José on June…

Twice as nice: Güity wins second gold at Grand Prix
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Costa Rica
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Twice as nice: Güity wins second gold at Grand Prix

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 25, 2019

A day after he placed himself atop the world rankings with his time in the 200-meter T64 at the 2019 Para Athletics Grand Prix, Sherman Güity finished…

Tico wins gold medal at Para Athletics Grand Prix
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tico wins gold medal at Para Athletics Grand Prix

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 24, 2019

When Sherman Güity lost part of his left leg after a traffic accident in 2017, he pledged to return to the track and become Costa Rica’s best…

Volcano ultramarathon set to begin in Costa Rica
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Volcano ultramarathon set to begin in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 4, 2019

For six days, runners will traverse Costa Rica as part of a 200-km ultramarathon. Volcano Ultramarathon Costa Rica 2019 will take runners through rainforests, up volcanoes and…

Meet Karina Dyner, the 16-year-old Tica who is one of the world’s best young fencers
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Meet Karina Dyner, the 16-year-old Tica who is one of the world’s best young fencers

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 30, 2019

Karina Dyner Villa is just 16 years old, but she’s already accomplished more than some people will in a lifetime. How’s this for a résumé? Dyner is…

On fitness, wellness and other demons: Basketball in Costa Rica
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On fitness, wellness and other demons: Basketball in Costa Rica

María José Braddick Serrano - January 2, 2019

Basketball is not Costa Rica’s most popular sport, but it has been been my favorite sport since 2006, when I discovered there is an organized league here.…

Tico Times Talks: An interview with Olympic hopeful Jenny Méndez
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Tico Times Talks: An interview with Olympic hopeful Jenny Méndez

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 6, 2018

In late October, Costa Rican marathoner Jenny Méndez won the 43rdMarine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. with a personal-best time of 2:40:20. The win came months after the…

Betalú wins, Armstrong finishes Ruta de los Conquistadores
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Betalú wins, Armstrong finishes Ruta de los Conquistadores

AFP / The Tico Times - November 5, 2018

Lance Armstrong, the U.S. cycling legend, recovered from a difficult start to the Ruta de los Conquistadores — a tough test of mountain biking in Costa Rica…

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