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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

North Korea Might Attend Winter Olympics in Seoul

The possible participation of North Korean athletes in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be discussed on January 9th The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) accepted to meet with South Korea next January 9 to talk about participation of its athletes in the coming Winter Olympics Pyeong Chang 2018, confirmed official sources. Baek Tae-hyun, … Continue reading

368 Cuban Athletes Qualified to Barranquilla 2018

Cuba adds 368 athletes qualified for the upcoming Central American and Caribbean Games, to be played from July 19 to August 3, 2018 in the Colombian city of Barranquilla According to the sports website Jit, José Antonio Miranda, director of high performance of the Cuban Sports Institute (INDER), said that this figure was updated 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

FIFA Suspends President of the Brazilian Football Federation

FIFA’s ethics committee temporarily suspended  the president of the Brazilian Football Federation, Marco Polo Del Nero, for violating the rules of that sporting body, that international federation announced. The provisional suspension, for 90 days, prevents him from exercising any function in relation to football, both in the national and international level, and that comes into … Continue reading

Alfredo Despaigne, 2017 Best Player of Cuban Baseball

Cuban baseball selected outfielder Alfredo Despaigne -a Cuban player who oustood in the Japanese professional leagues- as the Best Player of the Year 2017, in a list of Cuban baseball players.   Alfredo Despaigne, nicknamed ‘The Horse’ in the national and international baseball events in which Cuba has participated in years, became a member of … 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

2018 FIFA World Cup First FAN IDs delivered

Russia’s national postal service ‘Pochta Rossi’ has begun delivering the first 2018 FIFA World Cup FAN IDs, which will provide access to stadiums and grant visa-free entry to Russia for international guests Russian fans who have been issued FAN IDs to attend matches at the 2018 World Cup, which will be staged in Russia for … Continue reading

Russian Olympic Committee Says Yes to Athletes Competing as Neutrals

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has unanimously voted in favor of Russian athletes participating at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games under a neutral flag The decision was announced at a meeting on Tuesday, during which prominent Russian athletes, coaches and ROC members discussed the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) proposal to allow Russians to perform under … Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Yosbany Veitía among Cuba’s Best Athletes

Sancti Spiritus boxer Yosbany Veitía was selected as one of Cuba’s top ten athletes of 2017 due to his gold medal at the Hamburg AIBA World Boxing Championships. In an interview with Escambray, Veitía had expressed: “Every tournament is a unique experience. With this result people look at me differently, referees, judges, opponents … At … Continue reading

Russia Banned from 2018 Winter Olympics

Despite the International Olympic Committee’s decision, the door has been left open for Russians to compete as an “Olympic Athlete of Russia”, as long as they satisfy strict conditions Russia has been barred from participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics after the International Olympic Committee found evidence of what it described as “unprecedented systematic manipulation” … Continue reading

Usain Bolt’s Statue Unveiled in Jamaica

Multiple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt has described the unveiling of his statue in front of the National Stadium in the Jamaican capital of Kingston as one of the greatest moments of his career. The statue, commissioned by the Jamaican government and revealed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, stands in front of the place … Continue reading

Chileans Honor Fidel with Soccer Match

On occasion of the first anniversary of Fidel Castro’s passing, the Coordinator Group of Solidarity with Cuba in Santiago de Chile organized a soccer match A soccer match and a letter to Donald Trump through the U.S. Embassy in Chile, were some of the initiatives launched by groups of friendship with Cuba in Chile. As … Continue reading

Cuban Athletes Win Marabana Marathon Race

Henry Jaen, who scored time of 2 hours, 28 minutes and 42 seconds, was the first to cross the fibisging line Cuban Henry Jaen won for the fifth time, second in a row, the marathon event of the Marabana Marathon Race, while his countryman Richer Perez became champion for 7th consecutive year of the half […] 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
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