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London 2012 Olympics Closed with Spectacular Ceremony

The London 2012 Olympics have ended with a spectacular musical closing ceremony and the official handover to the next host city, Rio de Janeiro. The three-hour show featured some of the biggest names of British pop from decades past, including the Spice Girls, George Michael and Elbow. Games chief Lord Coe said: “When our time [...] Continue reading

London 2012: Cuba, 15th Place in the Medal Standings

The Cuban delegation was placed 15th in the medal standings by country of the 2012 London Olympics. The athletes from the island, totalling 110, got 14 medals in the big event: 5 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze. Cuban titles went to shooter Leuris Pupo, judo athlete Idalys Ortiz, Greco wrestler Mijain Lopez, and boxers [...] Continue reading

Olympic Boxing: Cuban Alvarez Left with Bronze

In a moved semifinal, with more than enough exchanges and effective blows, Cuban boxer  Lazaro Alvarez lost 19-14 to Irish John Kevin and could not access the title dispute in the 56 kg division, in the 2012 London Olympics. The current world champion could not do much before the European, aged 23, because every time [...] Continue reading

London 2012: Leonel was Baptized in Night of Stars

Cuban decathlete Leonel Suarez climbed the podium again in London 2012, in a night where Bolt became the first athlete in history to get to renew his Olympic titles in 100 and 200 meters, and the Kenyan David Rudisha led the best 800-meter race in history. After disappointment of Dayron Robles Wednesday’s sudden injury in [...] Continue reading

Cuban Wrestler Defends Title in London Olympics

Mijain Lopez remained the Olympic champion in men’s 120-kg of the Greco-Roman wrestling after beating Estonian Heiki Nabi for the gold medal in London. Thus, Cuba climbed to the 13th place in the medals standings by country with 3 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze. It was all matter of time. Mijain defended his Olympic [...] Continue reading

London 2012: Yarisley, Historic Silver Medal for Cuba

Cuban Yarisley Silva grew big in London 2012 by soaring over 4, 75m and obtaining the silver medal in the women’s pole vault final, even ahead of Russian star Yelena Isinbayeva, the best ever in this specialty. The Cuban athlete, fifth in the 2011 World Athletic Championships at Daegu, South Korea, and Pan American champion, [...] Continue reading

London 2012: Cuba Got Second Gold Medal through Judo

Cuban judoka Idalys Ortiz got the gold medal in the +78 kg division in the 2012 Olympic Games held in London, and  ameliorated her bronze of 2008 Beijing.   After an intense and closed fight in which they battled eight minutes on the mat of the Excel Center,  Idalys defeated Japan’s Mika Sujimoto by “han [...] Continue reading

Cuban Leuris Pupo Olympic Champion!

Cuban athlete Leuris Pupo reached the gold medal in the 25m rapid fire pistol and equaled the world record, setting an unprecedented moment in the history of the sport in his nation. Cuban shooter Leuris Pupo was crowned at the end of the rapid fire pistol at 25 meters, in the shooting competitions of the [...] Continue reading

Judo Gives Cuba Second Medal in London Olympics

Cuban Asley Gonzalez (90kg) was defeated in the gold medal contest by South Korean Song Dae-Nam, and ended up with the silver medal in the judo tournament of the 2012 London Olympic Games.   The fight was very tough and demanding and had to be decided by the golden score as the two athletes could [...] Continue reading

Cuban Hanser Garcia Makes History in London Olympics

Cuba’s swimmer Hanser Garcia made history on Tuesday in the 2012 Olympic Games held in London by entering the great final of men’s 100m freestyle with national record of 48, 04 seconds. Thus, his country will be represented again in the last stage after 16 years of absence. It was a vibrant exam which confirmed [...] Continue reading

Cuba Wins Silver at London´s Olympics Women Judo

Yudo expert Yanet Bermoy made the most relevant performance for Cuba on Sunday at London’s Olympics, which gave the island its first medal. Bermoy got the silver after losing the gold in a fight against North Korean An Kum AE in the 52-kilo final. The bronze in that category was garnered by Italian Rosalba Foncinini [...] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Veitia Wins First Fight in London 2012 Olympics

Sancti Spiritus Yosbany Veitia was the second man of the Cuban boxing squad to fight in the 2012 London Olympics. The athlete beat Australian Billy Ward 26×4 and confirmed his favoritism before the combat. Veitia, Cuban representative in the 49kg division,  continued the victorious path started on Monday by 52 kg Robeisy Ramirez, by defeating [...] Continue reading

Second Group of Cuban Olympic Athletes to London

The second group of Cuban athletes to contest the 30th Olympic Games departs Wednesday for London, venue of the world event, to take place July 27 to August 12. The group, made up of 13 athletes, is headed by Greco-Roman wrestler Mijain Lopez, champ at Beijing 2008. Also scheduled to depart for London today is [...] Continue reading

Cuba Beat Zcheck Republic on Way to London

The Cuban men’s volleyball team defeated Zcheck Republic, its first if three rivals, in 4 fought sets (27-29, 25-23, 25-23, 25-21) in the 2010 Olympic Qualification held in Germany.Cuba’s best men were captain Wilfredo Leon with 16 points (10-attack, 3-block, 3 serves), Yenry Bell with 14 (11-1-2) and lefty Fernando Hernandez with 15 (12-2-1). If [...] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Hurdles Athlete Qualifies for London Olympics

Amaury Valle added to the Cuban athletics representation in the upcoming 2012 London Olympics by winning the 400 meters hurdles in the field and track meeting held recently in Havana. The latest run for Sancti Spiritus Valle had an outstanding sprint and his final goal is now set in London, in the next summer, as [...] Continue reading

Best of Cuban Track and Field to Compete in London Olympics

Cuba will have a discreet delegation to the 30th Olympic Games in London, UK in 2012, but the passionate followers of the sport in the island trust the outstanding performance of athletics and boxing. The situation has varied in relation with the Beijing-2008 Olympics. There is not any imminent favourite for the yearned gold medals [...] Continue reading

Music, Sports to be Combined in London Olympic Games

With the performance of important British bands, the stadiums Hyde Park and Victoria Park will host a free festival of music to combine with sports during the next Olympics, it was reported here on Monday. The organizers of the upcoming summer event announced the presence of groups like Snow Patrol and Blur, and the stars [...] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Cepeda Key in Cuba’s Victory at Qualifying Tourney

Cuban men’s volleyball team debuted with a victory at the NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, after defeating Puerto Rico in Long Beach by 3-0 (25-20, 25-18 and 25-18). The triumph of the Cuban team in group B was based primarily on the Rolando Cepeda of three key men: captain Wilfredo Leon, Rolando Cepeda and Fernando Hernandez, [...] Continue reading
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