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Peru Captain Pizarro Uses Quechua at Copa America

Peru has lost its chances in the Copa America but the team’s long-time captain and Bayern Munich striker Claudio Pizarro has gained recognition for another reason: his use of Quechua on social media. In an ironic twist to his surname from Spanish conquistadors, the soccer captain was recognized this past week by […]

Ines Melchor: Next Stop, Toronto Games

Ines Melchor: Next Stop, Toronto Games

Peruvian athlete Ines Melchor took a gold medal this week at the South American Athletics Championship, held in Lima, winning the women’s 10,000 meter (or 10k) race in 23:28.87 and becoming the fastest woman on the continent. Just a week earlier, in Ecuador, Melchor won the gold in the 15K […]

Global Soccer Scandal to Have Repercussions in Peru – Anti-Corruption Official

Global Soccer Scandal to Have Repercussions in Peru – Anti-Corruption Official

A corruption scandal that has roiled soccer’s governing body, FIFA, will likely have repercussions in Peru, according to the superintendent of the country’s Financial Intelligence Unit, Sergio Espinosa. This week, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced charges against 14 current and former executives from the top soccer organization, known as […]

Peruvians Take First Places in Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Peruvians Take First Places in Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Two Peruvian runners took first and second place in the Half Marathon in Toronto on Sunday, clocking in a good three minutes ahead of Jeff Costen of Canada, who came in third.  There were 10,528 participants in the race. Raul Machacuay ran the 21 kilometers in 1:04:19, while Willy Canchanya […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 1 comment · Sports