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Cuba Reveals Complete List of Fighters for 7th WSB

Sancti Spiritus will be represented in the competition by team members Jorge Griñán (49kg), Yosbany Veitía (52kg), and Dariesky Palmero (60kg) The franchise Domadores de Cuba (Cuba Tamers) let know the complete list of the Cuban fighters to represent the Caribbean island in the 7th World Series of Boxing (WSB), a list in which three […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Athlete among Cuban Best Athletes of the Year

Sancti Spiritus volleyball player Osniel Melgarejo was awarded the rookie of the year recognition, while Mijaín López and Idalis Ortiz were chosen as best athletes of the year The three-time Olympian Greco-Roman wrestler Mijaín López and world judo and sub-judo champion Idalis Ortiz will receive their prize today for the best Cuban athletes in 2016. […] Continue reading

Cuba: Fidel Castro Was Always Concerned about Sports

Escambray reproduces the opinions of some outstanding sport personalities who tells  thier own experinces with the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Right fielder and former member of Cuban baseball team Luís Giraldo Casanova considered the recently deceased leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, as the best sponsor of sports in Cuba. […] Continue reading

Bolt and Thompson, NACAC’s Best Athletes of the Year

The North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) made the anouncement on November 18th, as reported by the president of the association, Victor López in Havana Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson were chosen as the male and female 2016 North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) Athletes of the Year, […] Continue reading

Henry Jaen and Misleidys Vargas Winners of Marabana 2016

Cuban runners Henry Jaen and Misleidys Vargas were the protagonists of this authentic party in the streets of Havaa, after they took the lead to become the marathon male and female winners, respectively Havana once again became host to the world’s runners this Sunday, November 20, with record participation in the 30th edition of the […] Continue reading

Cuba Announces Baseball Game for the Blind

A baseball match for the visually impaired will be held between teams from Cuba and Italy during the second half of November, which will be the first international event of this type involving Cuban athletes. Cuban blind people first practiced this sport in 2000 with Italian teachers Alfredo Mellit and Patricia Bombardieris, twelve years before […] Continue reading

Over 4,700 Participants Registered in Marabana 2016

The traditional Cuban marathon, Marabana, will have a record number of participants this year, according to the list updated five days before it is held in the Cuban capital According to the latest list, about 4,763 runners have registered, including 1,800 foreigners from 113 countries, making this competition one of the largest in the continent. […] Continue reading

Bolt Gets Nomination to IAAF Athlete of the Year

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt appears again among the three finalists in the men’s category Athlete of the Year of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) With this nomination, Bolt could arrive at his sixth recognition of this type, after the one received in the years 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and surpass the American Ashton […] 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

Only One Rooster in the All-Star Game of Baseball

Daviel Gómez will be the only athlete of Sancti Spiritus to play in the All-Star Game of baseball to take place next October 29th, in the Cuban city of Matanzas The National Baseball Directorate announced the lists of the West and East teams for the All-Star Game of the Cuban championship in its 56th edition, […] Continue reading

Cuban Marlies Mejias Wins Pan American Championship

Mejias, who was recently hired by a professional women’s cycling team, won Cuba’s only gold medal of the competition when accumulating 231 points in an event that combines six races on different modalities and distances Cuban cyclist Marlies Mejías won the omnium competition at the Pan American Championship held in Aguascalientes, Mexico, where 16 nations had […] Continue reading

Cuba, USA Soccer Teams to Play Friendly Match

The Cuban soccer team will play this Friday its first friendly with the United States, in the history of the two countries. The last official game at this level was recorded in Havana in 2008 A similar game was played in 1947, but it was part of a three-way tournament in which Mexico also participated, […] Continue reading

Cuban Omara Durand Nominated for Laureus World Sports Awards

Cuban paralympic sprinter Omara Durand features among the nominees for the Laureus World Sports Awards Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Durand, who competes in the T12 category for visually impaired athletes, reduced her 100 meters record to 11.48 seconds at the World Athletics Championships in Doha. She also won the 200 and 400 […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Judo Athlete Wins Bronze Medal in Dusseldorf

Mestre won over French fighter Aurore Climence. This result backs her classification to Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games     Female judo fighter Dayaris Mestre won this February 19 one of the bronze medals awarded in the 48-kg division in the opening day of the Judo Grand Prix in Dusseldorf, Germany. Mestre won over […] Continue reading

Venezuela Tops Cuba in Caribbean Baseball Series

Alex Romero, Jose Martinez and Sandy Leon drove in runs to lead Venezuela’s Aragua Tigers to a 3-1 victory Thursday over Cuba’s Ciego de Avila and advance to the semifinals of the Caribbean Series The loss dropped the Cuban team to 0-3 and needing a victory Friday to avoid elimination. “We still have life. We […] Continue reading

Cuba Tigers Loses 9-3 to Mexico in Caribbean Series

The Mexicans made it 4-0 with a run in the third inning, on a solo homer Cyle Hankerd, and added another in the fourth.  Meanwhile, right-hander Eddie Gamboa silenced the Cuban bats through five innings Catcher Sebastian Valle drove in five runs today and Mexico, represented by the Mazatlan Venados, defeated Cuba’s Ciego de Avila […] Continue reading

Caribbean Baseball Series Kicks Off in Dominican Republic

Puerto Rico faces Venezuela and Mexico will rival the host Dominican Republic at the opening of the Santo Domingo Caribbean Baseball Series, scheduled until Feb 7 The Puerto Rican champion, Santurce Cangrejeros, will play against Venezuela’s Aragua Tigres in the first match of the 58th edition of the Caribbean baseball classic. In the second game, […] Continue reading
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