March 5, 2011 |
For Bernardo de la Garza, it's more about opening doors than crossing borders. For too many years, says De la Garza, general director of Mexico's national sports federation, his country has turned its back on U.S. athletes of Mexican heritage, only to watch the likes of boxer Oscar de la Hoya and wrestler Henry Cejudo win Olympic glory in the red, white and blue. "There wasn't a clear open door for athletes who wanted to represent Mexico," he said this week. "We're trying to open that door.