Awards to honor Lochte, other Latino US Olympians

September 11, 2012 5:27:29 AM PDT
Ryan Lochte is among the Latino U.S. Olympians to be honored at this year's ALMA Awards.

Eva Longoria and George Lopez are returning for the third time as co-hosts of this month's awards, which celebrate Latino achievements in music, television and film. The announcement was made Tuesday.

A salute to Olympic medalists from the London Games will honor swimmer Lochte, whose mother is Cuban-born. Also attending will be water polo champions Brenda Villa and Jessica Steffens, gymnast Danell Leyva and runner Leonel Manzano.

Pop star Christina Aguilera will receive a special achievement award for her career and philanthropic work.

Rosario Dawson, Zoe Saldana and Natalie Morales will be among the presenters for the ceremony airing Sept. 21 on NBC.

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