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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

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

Fidel Sends Message following Burial of Outstanding Volleyball Coach

Fidel said that he only learned of the death of outstanding volleyball coach Eugenio George several hours after it happened. In a message read by the anchor of the prime-time TV newscast, on Monday evening, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, said that he learned of the death on Saturday of outstanding […] Continue reading

Cuba at the Edge of the Abyss in Caribbean Baseball Series

The Orange team from Villa Clara, Cuba, is at the edge of the abyss in the Caribbean  Baseball Series at Margarita Island, Venezuela, after losing 5-8 vs. the Navegantes de Magellanes team on Sunday. Unlike the previous game, this time Cuba went ahead on the scoreboard with a run at the beginning of the second [...] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Loses Second Subseries at 53rd Cuban Baseball Season

Sancti Spiritus lost the subseries vs. Pinar del Rio 2×1 and is currently placed 13th in the general standings of the 53rd Cuban Baseball National Season with a 3-6 record. With scores 3×2, 4×0 and a favorable 3×1, the baseball team from Sancti Spiritus, known as Roosters, ended the three-game series vs. Pinar del Rio [...] Continue reading

More than 50 Countries to AFIDE 2013

Delegates from over 50 countries confirmed their attendance to the 5th International Convention of Physical Activity and Sports 2013, scheduled from November 25 to 29. Arnaldo Rivero, director of Science, Technology and Environment of the Cuban Sports Institute (INDER) said that 356 participants from 55 countries have registered, together with 200 Cuban delegates. The central [...] Continue reading

Cuba in the Semifinals of Soccer Regional Qualifying U-20

Cuba’s women U-20 is now in the final phase of the Caribbean qualifying soccer, settled in Jamaica and gives two seats to the premundial of Cayman Islands. Despite losing the yesterday by 1-3 to the similar of Trinidad and Tobago, the Cuban team accessed to the higher court as the second best placed in Group [...] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball: Elephants’ Norberto Gonzalez Confirms Retirement

Cuban pitcher Norberto Gonzalez, Olympic champion in Athens-2004 confirmed his retirement from active baseball after 15 seasons in the island’s national sport. The lefty, who participated in the three editions of the World Baseball Classic and was also silver medalist in the Beijing Olympics, explained that he decided to be consistent with his plan of [...] Continue reading

Cuban Hurdler Ortega Excluded from Cuban Team to Moscow

Hurdler Orlando Ortega, Olympic finalist in London 2012, was excluded from the Cuban team to the World Cup of Moscow, from August 10 to 18, confirmed today the Cuban Federation of Athletics (FCA).   Ortega was sanctioned by a serious indiscipline committed in the tour along Europe and will not be able to take part [...] Continue reading

Cuban Yarisley Silva Wins U.S. Rally

Cuban pole vaulter Yarisley Silva holds today the championship title from the “Pole Vault in the Mall” contest held in the U.S. city of Des Moines, with a four meters, 82 centimeter leap. The score is a national record for Central America and the Caribbean, but due to its being achieved at the Jordan Creek [...] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball: Roosters Close to Medals Stage

Sancti Spiritus baseball Gallos (Roosters) start on Wednesday the decisive phase of Cuba’s 52 national season and get closer to the semifinals, in which the best four teams are to fight for medals. It could not have been better for Sancti Spiritus baseball team: they have played a stable 52 national series along with Cienfuegos [...] Continue reading

Physical Education and Sport Congress Opens in Havana

Nearly 150 delegates from 31 nations are attending the event which will be focused on four major topics. Foreign experts mostly come from Japan, Brasil, Venezuela, Iran and the United States. The 17th World Congress of the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW) was officially inaugurated April 10th in [...] Continue reading

Cuba Mourns Death of Pitcher Yadier Pedroso

Cuban Baseball mourns the death of the pitcher Yadier Pedroso Gonzalez, who was part of the national team to the III World Classic, and died here victim of a traffic accident the night of March 16. According to the information of the weekly Jit, from the Cuban Institute of Sports (INDER) the death was confirmed [...] Continue reading

Cuba Crushes China at World Baseball Classic

Team Cuba unleashed a ferocious offensive to beat China at the 3rd WBC 12×0. Homers by Alexei Bell and Jose Dariel Abreu were the first in the Fukuoka Dome Stadium, where Pool A has its venue. Cubans bats were furious this Monday when combining two homers and 15 hits to deafeat the Chinese squad 12 [...] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball: Sancti Spiritus Announces Team for 52nd Season

Sancti Spiritus baseball team for the upcoming 52nd national season was officially announced Thursday afternnoon. The team combines experience and talented youth, though eight rookies for this new structure seems a lot. According to the Cuban News Agency, experienced Eriel Sanchez will be the main asset in the catchers area, as Yenier Bello was out [...] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Pitching Coach Predicts Success at World Classic

Juan de Dios Peña, a pitching coach for the Cuban baseball pre-team getting ready for the 3rd World Classic, assured that the national pitching staff will fulfil the expectations in that tournament, and announced who might be the possible starters. In an interview to website JIT, Peña, a pitching coach with Sancti Spiritus Roosters, said [...] 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

FIVB Grand Prix 2012: Cuba Takes Revenge on Korea

Cuba took revenge on Korea after being defeated in the past pre-olympic tourney and beat the Asian team 3-2 (23-25, 27-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-11) in a heart-breaking match, as reported by the FIVB (International Volleyball Federation) website. The confrontation by Pool C teams Cuba and Korea resulted in a very fought 5 sets in which [...] Continue reading
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