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Cuban Wrestlers to Attend Major International Tournaments

The Cuban athletes will compete in important tournaments to be hosted by Iran and Russia this month Three Cuban Greco-Roman wrestlers, led by Olympic and world champion Ismael Borrero (59 kg), will attend the Takhti Cup in the Iranian city of  Mahshahr, next January 25 and 26. Borrero, who will now compete in the 67 … Continue reading

Cuba: Marlies Mejias Joins US Cycling Club

Last year, the young Cuban athlete was called by the Weber Shimano Ladies Power, from Argentina Cuban female cyclist Marlies Mejias traveled to Australia, where she will debut this year with the Canadian-based American club TWENTY20 Sho-Air in the 2018 Santos Women´s Tour, from next January 13 to 21, after being enrolled last year with … Continue reading

Three Already Classified to Cuban Baseball Playoffs

Las Tunas, Matanzas and Industriales, the three teams already qualified to the playoffs of the 57th Cuban National Baseball Series, won their games vs Granma, Artemisa and Pinar del Río, respectively Las Tunas, Matanzas and Industriales, the three teams already qualified to the playoffs of the 57th Cuban National Baseball Series, managed to sweep Granma, … Continue reading

Cuba Wins Silver and Bronze in World Judo Masters 2017

The competition, held in the russian city of St. Petersburg, was  attended by 214 athletes from 46 countries Idalis Ortiz (+78 kg) won the silver medal in the IJF St. Petersburg World Judo Masters, in Russia, where the also Cuban Alex Garcia (+100) ranked third. Ortiz, Olympic champion and runner up in London 2012 and … Continue reading

Las Tunas Qualifies for 57th SNB Playoffs

Wednesday afternoon, the leader Las Tunas knocked out 10-0 Artemisa, thus becoming the first team qualified to postseason. The winning side batted 18 hits and six members of its line-up had a multi-hit game, with highlight to LF Jorge Yhonson, who hit 4 for 4, with 3 runs scored and one run batted in. Lefty Yudiel Rodriguez pitched … Continue reading

Over 400 Foreign Participants to Attend 7th AFIDE

The 7th International Convention on Physical Activity and Sports (AFIDE) will be held from November 20th to the 24th The 7th International Convention on Physical Activity and Sports (AFIDE) scheduled from November 20th to the 24th at Havana’s Convention Center will have the participation of 423 foreign representatives from 35 countries and 300 Cubans. The […] Continue reading

Cuban Official is New Chairman of WSB Commission

This appointment is a recognition to Cuba, the Cuban Boxing Federation, and to the National Boxing School Cuban Alberto Puig de la Barca, member of the AIBA Executive Committee and head of the Cuban Boxing Federation (FCB by its Spanish acronym), was appointed chairman of the Commission of the World Series of Boxing (WSB), which […] Continue reading

Cubans to Quarterfinals in 8th Santo Domingo Badminton Open

The Santo Domingo Badminton Open will run until next Friday at Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center Cuban athletes Osleni Guerrero, Leodanis Martinez and Taimara Oropeza won in the first two rounds and advanced to quarterfinals of the 8th Santo Domingo Badminton Open, which runs until next Friday at Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center. Guerrero, sixth […] Continue reading

Yarisley Silva: Cuba’s First Medal at IAAF World Championship

Yarisley Silva earns Cuba’s First Medal in Athletics World Championship Yarisley Silva gave Cuba its first medal at the IAAF World Championships London 2017, in England. Silva, Beijing 2015 world monarch, finished third in the women´s pole vault event tied with Venezuelan Robeilys Peinado, both with record of 4.65 meters. With that result, she got her third medal […] Continue reading

Cuba Wins Gold and Silver at IAAF World U18 Championships

Cuban long jumpers Maikel Vidal and Lester Lescay won gold and silver medals at the IAAF World U18 Championships, based in Nairobi, Kenya Vidal became champion when reaching 7.88 meters, thus setting the season best record, and was escorted by his countryman Lester Lescay, who scored his personal best with 7.79m, and Romanian Andreas Bucsa […] Continue reading

Cuban Sports President Welcomes U21 Volleyball Team

The Cuban team that won the silver medal in the Men’s U21 World Volleyball Championship held in the Czech Republic Antonio Becali, president of the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER by its Spanish acronym), received the Cuban team that won the silver medal in the Men’s U21 World Volleyball Championship held […] Continue reading

Cuban Yunier Pérez Challenged Usain Bolt in Golden Spike Meeting

Yunier Perez finished second after Jamaican Usain Bolt, the best athlete of all time in this event, who beat him by only 0.03 thousandths Cuban Yunier Perez had an amazing performance when finishing second in the men’s 100 meters event in the Golden Spike meeting, in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Perez clocked 10.06 seconds and was […] Continue reading

Ottawa Champions Sweep Cuba in Can-Am Baseball League

The Ottawa Champions easily beat 14-6 Cuba in the Canadian American (Can-Am) Independent Baseball League The winning side batted 14 hits against five Cuban pitchers, including a home run by Tyler Nordgren, while Cubans also had a good offensive performance (17 hits), but made six costly errors, as well as being unproductive with runners on […] Continue reading

Cuba Announces Roster to Can-Am Baseball League

This is the second time that Cuban baseball athletes are participating in the Can-Am League The National Baseball Department announced the roster of the Cuban team that will participate in the next days in the Can-Am League, with actions in cities of Canada and the United States. The 27 players chosen will be managed by […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus’s Serguei Torres to Compete in Canoe Sprint World Cup

The Cuban athletes will compete in the men’s C-2 1000 meters, event in which they ranked sixth in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games Two of the best Cuban canoeists, Serguei Torres and Fernando Dayan Jorge, will attend the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup I, to take place from May 19 to 21 […] Continue reading

Cuba Loses to Netherlands, Out of WBC

The Netherlands knocked out 14-1 Cuba, which ended thus its performance in the 4th World Baseball Classic (WBC) The European team deployed an overwhelming offensive of 13 hits, including 4 homeruns, and also had an outstanding performance of its starting pitcher, lefty Diegomar Markwell, who allowed only one run and 4 hits in six innings. […] Continue reading

Cuban Squad Won’t Attend U20 Football World Cup

The 1-1 draw with Saint Lucia in their last match for Group B denied Cubans the possibility to earn one of the five berths to the CONCACAF finals, which grants tickets to the South Korea 2017 World Cup Opposite to what happened in the previous version; Cuba was eliminated in the group stage of the […] Continue reading

Cuban Sport Affected by Negative Effects of US Blockade

The acquisition of sports equipment and uniforms for athletes at high prices in third countries is among the damages suffered by Cuban sport because of the US blockade At a meeting of executives of the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER by its Spanish acronym) with the press at Havana’s Sports City […] Continue reading
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