Cuba For Indoor Football World Cup Finals

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
Cuba For Indoor Football World Cup Finals

The Cuban team will add to the atmosphere of the VIII Indoor Football World Cup Finals Colombia-2016, scheduled to run from September 10 to October 1 next. This will be their fifth time to participate in the event first held in Holland in 1989.

Deserved Olympic Glory for Moreno

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
Deserved Olympic Glory for Moreno

The charismatic Cuban athlete, retired hammer-thrower Yipsi Moreno, is to be awarded the Beijing 2008 Olympic title -- a deserved reward for an outstanding career – following the disqualification for doping of the Belarusian champion, Aksana Miankova.

Shaquille O‘Neal Smitten By Cuba

Published on: Vol.14, 2016
Shaquille O‘Neal Smitten By Cuba

The visit by retired U.S. basketball star Shaquille O‘Neal to a court in the Havana neighborhood of Vedado greatly impressed the young Cuban players there.

Cuba Completes Boxing Qualification Quest

Published on: Vol.14, 2016
Cuba Completes Boxing Qualification Quest

Robeisy Ramírez’s success in the second last qualifying tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan, has ensured that Cuba can send a full men’s boxing team to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Cuban Athletics In Good Shape

Published on: Vol.12, 2016
Cuban Athletics In Good Shape

Despite the absence of many top athletes, the Barrientis Memorial the stars of which were the young long-jumper Maikel Massó and sprinter Roberto Skyers demonstrated the high international standing of Cuban track and field athletics.

Cuban Boxers Tame British Lionhearts

Published on: Vol.12, 2016
Cuban Boxers Tame British Lionhearts

Having eliminated the Astana Wolves in the VI World Boxing Series, the British Lionhearts team knew that their clash with Cuba would be a very different affair indeed.

86 Cuban Athletes Now Qualified for Rio 2016

Published on: Vol.11, 2016
86 Cuban Athletes Now Qualified for Rio 2016

With a few qualifying events still remaining, by the month of May, 86 Cuban athletes had qualified for the Rio de Janeiro-2016 Olympic Games, scheduled to run between August 5 and 21, with a total of 10,500 athletes from 206 countries taking part.

Cuban Baseball Canada Bound

Published on: Vol.11, 2016
Cuban Baseball Canada Bound

The inclusion of a baseball team from Cuba in the Independent Can-Am league is now a done deal.

Brazil Dominates Pan-American Judo Contest in Havana

Published on: Vol.10, 2016
Brazil Dominates Pan-American Judo Contest in Havana

By winning 7 of a possible 14 gold medals, Brazil took the nations title at the Pan-American Judo Championships, that took place in Havana on April 29 and 30.

Ciego de Ávila Consolidates Dynasty in Cuban Baseball

Published on: Vol.10, 2016
Ciego de Ávila Consolidates Dynasty in Cuban Baseball

The Ciego de Ávila Tigers once again became the winners of the Cuban baseball series, consolidating their dynasty in the national sport after defeating Los Vegueros de Pinar del Río team in the finals, 4:3.

Cuban Gymnastics Aims High in Río-2016

Published on: Vol.9, 2016
Cuban Gymnastics Aims High in Río-2016

With three representatives and its sights set on the medal table, the Cuban gymnastics team will attend the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in Brazil, from August 5 to 21.

Cuban Boxers Sofia Bound

Published on: Vol.8, 2016
Cuban Boxers Sofia Bound

The next important date on the Cuban boxing calendar is the Bulgaria tournament in Sofia from May 13 to 22, where London-2012 gold medalist, Robeisy Ramírez, will fight to ensure he completes the Island’s Rio-2016 team.

Cuban Wins International Badminton Tournament Again

Published on: Vol.8, 2016
Cuban Wins International Badminton Tournament Again

After overcoming some difficulties and early disqualifications in important events, Cuban Osleni Guerrero met expectations and won the title at the Giraldilla International Badminton Tournament held in Havana.

A Victory For Sport and Friendship

Published on: Vol.7, 2016
A Victory For Sport and Friendship

Almost 60 years of the vigorous blockade has not quenched the desires of either the Cuban or the U.S people to translate geographic proximity into human warmth and friendship. Two governments of glaringly contradictory ideologies, that had maintained a face-off for decades and has been somewhat relaxed over thepast two years, put their political differences aside in order to continue their approximation.

World Indoor Disappointment for Cuba

Published on: Vol.7, 2016
World Indoor Disappointment for Cuba

Even though Cuba’s principal athletes, Yarisley Silva and Pedro Pablo Pichardo did not participate, a lot more had been expected of those who represented the Island at the XVI World Indoor Track Championships in Portland, United States, where the worst results in recent years were recorded.

Cuba vs Tampa Bay Rays, with Obama as a Witness

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
Cuba vs Tampa Bay Rays, with Obama as a Witness

Tampa Bay Rays, with all its stars and the Cuban national team will play a friendly match of baseball in the Latin American park of Havana, a duel that will make history, although undoubtedly, the figure in situ of the president of the United States, Barack Obama, will rob the majority of the flashes.

A Dolphin that Holds a Guinness World Record

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
A Dolphin that Holds a Guinness World Record

The art of controlling a soccer ball with any part of the body entails technical skill and juggling, training and tenacity, confidence and courage. This is a typical skill that many gifted soccer players have, but if the show takes place in a swimming pool where the person is floating and hitting the ball with their head, then we may call it a miracle.

Cuba Aims To Perform Well in Portland-2016

Published on: Vol.5, 2016
Cuba Aims To Perform Well in Portland-2016

Cuban athletes will try to reproduce or improve on the results of their performance two years ago, when they travel in March to Portland, U.S., to participate in the IAAF World Indoor Championships.

Pan-American Triathlon Event in Havana

Published on: Vol.5, 2016
Pan-American Triathlon Event in Havana

Held in February, the Pan-American Cup Triathlon and the Ibero-American Triathlon Championship, Havana-2016, demonstrated that Cuba is an ideal venue for a sport that is becoming ever more popular around the world.

Cuba Claims Caribbean Indoor Football Crown

Published on: Vol.4, 2016
Cuba Claims Caribbean Indoor Football Crown

Cuba’s victory in the indoor- football (futsal in Spanish) Caribbean Tournament held in Havana, has consolidated its position as a regional force with a real possibility of making a mark at the Pre-World championships in Costa Rica next May.

Havana Awakens the Olympic Dream for Latin American Judo

Published on: Vol.4, 2016
Havana Awakens the Olympic Dream for Latin American Judo

Judokas from four Latin American countries made firm steps towards qualifying for the upcoming Rio de Janeiro-2016 Olympic Games, having ranked among the best athletes during the Second Grand Prix of Judo held recently in Havana.

Cuban Footballers Officially Join Mexican League

Published on: Vol.3, 2016
Cuban Footballers Officially Join Mexican League

The Cuban footballers Maykel Reyes and Abel Martínez recently signed contracts in Havana which officially link them to the Mexican football club Cruz Azul.

58 Cuban Athletes Already Qualified for Rio-2016 Olympics

Published on: Vol.3, 2016
58 Cuban Athletes Already Qualified for Rio-2016 Olympics

Cuba has 58 athletes across nine sports who have qualified for the XXI Olympic Games to be held in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro from August 5 to 21.

Cuban Pole-Vaulter Aims Higher than Five Meters in 2016

Published on: Vol.22, 2015
Cuban Pole-Vaulter Aims Higher than Five Meters in 2016

Cuba’s world and Pan-American titleholder, the polevaulter Yarisley Silva, said she hopes to jump higher than five meters in the upcoming season.

AFIDE-2015 Highlights Social Impact Of Sporting Expatriation

Published on: Vol.22, 2015
AFIDE-2015 Highlights Social Impact Of Sporting Expatriation

Speaking in Havana, renowned Brazilian sports psychologist Regina Brandao of the San Judas Tadeus University, said that of the 2,029 Brazilian footballers signed to overseas clubs over the past two years, 683 (33%) had returned to the country.

International Triathlon in Havana

Published on: Vol.21, 2015
International Triathlon in Havana

Next February 13 and 14, the Cuban capital Havana will for the second time, host the Pan-American Cup and Spanish- American Triathlon Championship, a sport that is growing in popularity on the Island.

Cuban Baseball Strikes a Low Note

Published on: Vol.21, 2015
Cuban Baseball Strikes a Low Note

These are days of considerable activity on the domestic and international Cuban baseball scene, although many fans would rather not focus on how things have been going over recent years.

Cuba Recovers her Crown at World Boxing Championships

Published on: Vol.20, 2015
Cuba Recovers her Crown at World Boxing Championships

Ten years after having won the World Boxing Championships by country for the last time, Cuba ecovered her crown at the Doha-2015 tournament with four gold medals, two silvers and one bronze.

A Mountain Biking First For Cuba

Published on: Vol.20, 2015
A Mountain Biking First For Cuba

Between next December 5 and 11, Cuba will for the first time host one of cycling‘s most spectacular events: ‘The Tropics of Titan’ of mountain biking will be competed for on a route in the northern coastal provinces of Artemisa and Pinar del Rio.

Divers Find Fierce Competition at Pan American Championship

Published on: Vol.18, 2015
Divers Find Fierce Competition at Pan American Championship

Divers from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, who have world potential, will participate in the Pan American junior Championships which will take place in the western Cuban province of Matanzas from October 8-11.

Cuban Footballer’s Olympic Dream

Published on: Vol.18, 2015
Cuban Footballer’s Olympic Dream

Cuban football faces something like the mythical task of Sisyphus, who eternally had to start again at the bottom of a hill he endeavored to conquest, every hopeful moment shadowed by a further setback.

Yusmari Mengana, The Road from Beach to River

Published on: Vol.17, 2015
Yusmari Mengana, The Road from Beach to River

Ten years have passed since kayaker Yusmari Mengana got in a boat without the remotest thought that this might become a defining moment of destiny. Just ten years old and encouraged by trainers, who had identified her potential, she commenced a journey that has not yet been concluded.

Disappointing Cuban Performance at World Wrestling Championships

Published on: Vol.17, 2015
Disappointing Cuban Performance at World Wrestling Championships

An impressive start by Cuba in the recently concluded World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas, concluded with many wanting more medals, or at least being awarded their ticket to the Rio de Janeiro-2016 Olympics.

Almost Perfect in Boxing Pre-World Tournament

Published on: Vol.16, 2015
Almost Perfect in Boxing Pre-World Tournament

The Cuban boxers’ performance was almost perfect in the Pre-World Tournament held at the end of August in the Venezuelan state of Vargas, where the largest of the Antilles conquered seven out of the10 crowns in dispute, with barely three defeats in 30 combats.

Beijing-2015, World Tournament of Surprises

Published on: Vol.16, 2015
Beijing-2015, World Tournament of Surprises

Many were the surprises given by the recently concluded 15th Athletics World Championship Beijing-2015, with highlights for Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Sally-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Colombian Caterine Ibargüen, Briton Mo Farah and Kenyan athletes, leaders of the Medal List.

Cuban Athletes: Para Pan-American Gold Rush

Published on: Vol.15, 2015
Cuban Athletes: Para Pan-American Gold Rush

With a tally of 5 gold medals between them, Stellar sprinters Omara Durand and Yunidis Castillo were Cuba‘s brightest stars at the Toronto Para Pan-American Games.

Cuban Ladies Also Play Football

Published on: Vol.15, 2015
Cuban Ladies Also Play Football

The soaring interest in football in Cuba does not discriminate sexually, women here enjoy and play “the beautiful game” and dare to dream of Olympic or World Cup glory...or at the very least of a crowd turning up to watch them play.

Mass Participation In Cuban Sport Demonstrated In Panamerican Games

Published on: Vol.14, 2015
Mass Participation In Cuban Sport Demonstrated In Panamerican Games

The results of the participation of the masses in sport in Cuba could once again be seen at the Pan-American Games in Canada, Toronto-2015, where medal winners hailed from all over the island.

Might Toronto Be Next to Host Olympics?

Published on: Vol.14, 2015
Might Toronto Be Next to Host Olympics?

The very well executed organization of the XVII Pan-American Games and the commendable performance of the host nation’s well-prepared team, have rekindled a possibility that Toronto might once again apply to host the Olympic Games.

Pan Am Games: Another Major Challenge for Cuban Sports

Published on: Vol.13, 2015
Pan Am Games: Another Major Challenge for Cuban Sports

Holding on to their traditional second place in the Pan American Games is the greatest challenge facing Cuba in the 17th edition of the continental competitions, running in Toronto from July 10 to 26.

Brazil Shows Strong Muscles

Published on: Vol.13, 2015
Brazil Shows Strong Muscles

The simple fact that Brazil is attending the Toronto Pan American Games with its second largest ever delegation demonstrates that the South American nation is clearly intent on showing its sporting muscle just one year away from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Canada‘s All-Time Podium Position: Not in Jeopardy

Published on: Vol.13, 2015
Canada‘s All-Time Podium Position: Not in Jeopardy

However modest the results obtained by their team of 700 athletes registered to compete in the Toronto Games may be, Canada remains irremovable from third place in the all-time Pan American Games´ medal table.

Record Breaking Marabana-2015

Published on: Vol.11, 2015
Record Breaking Marabana-2015

Marabana director general, Carlos Gattorno, said that the now traditional marathon has overtaken its own record of foreign participants.

A Steep Climb up the Podium for Cuba

Published on: Vol.11, 2015
A Steep Climb up the Podium for Cuba

Cuba‘s ambition to retain second place at the medal table at the Pan American games will be difficult to realize in the forthcoming 17th edition, scheduled to run from July 10 to 26 in the Canadian city of Toronto.

Mijaín López In the Spotlight

Published on: Vol.10, 2015
Mijaín López In the Spotlight

Of the 480 or so Cuban athletes who will compete in next July’s Pan American Games in Toronto, none would appear to be better prepared to truly leave his mark on the Canadian city than wrestler Mijaín López.

Cuba Goes Football Crazy

Published on: Vol.7, 2015
Cuba Goes Football Crazy

In a country renowned for baseball parexcellence, a love of football, played on improvised pitches with home-made balls of a quality that reveals the dreams and realities of the children and adolescents who kick them about, is growing in parallel.

World’s Top Teams Pitch for Pan-American Baseball Glory

Published on: Vol.6, 2015
World’s Top Teams Pitch for Pan-American Baseball Glory

It did not enter into the wildest dreams of the founders of the Pan-American Games that their world of continental sports would become such an increasingly transcendental cyclical forum for cultural, social and even political expression.

Canadians Wrestlers Promise Strong Competition

Published on: Vol.5, 2015
Canadians Wrestlers Promise Strong Competition

Wrestling is likely to be among the sports in which Canada will prove to be a tough rival for Cuba in the battle for the second place in the forthcoming Pan American Games, to be hosted by the city of Toronto.

Cuban Baseball in the Major Leagues, Still a Pipe Dream

Published on: Vol.5, 2015
Cuban Baseball in the Major Leagues, Still a Pipe Dream

More than two months have passed since presidents Raúl Castro and Barack Obama made their historic statements about bilateral relations, but a supposed fast-track for Cuban baseball players to play in United States Leagues is still but a pipe dream.

Will Cuban Baseball Win Another Crown?

Published on: Vol.4, 2015
Will Cuban Baseball Win Another Crown?

Long before the efforts to bring baseball into the Olympic Games´ program became known, the annals of sports history had recorded its inclusion in the first Pan American Games, hosted by Buenos Aires in 1951.

Some 300 Cuban Athletes Qualify for Pan Am Games

Published on: Vol.3, 2015
Some 300 Cuban Athletes Qualify for Pan Am Games

Some 299 Cuban athletes from 20 sports have already qualified for the Pan-American games to be hosted by the Canadian city of Toronto from July 10 to 26.

Cuba Faces Another Major Challenge

Published on: Vol.1, 2015
Cuba Faces Another Major Challenge

Having regained the top position in the recent Central American and Caribbean Games, Cuban athletes are now gearing up to overcome another major challenge: to rank second in the Pan-American games to be hosted by the Canadian city of Toronto next July.

Ibargüen and Messi, Latin America´s Best Athletes in 2014

Published on: Vol.1, 2015
Ibargüen and Messi, Latin America´s Best Athletes in 2014

Elected Latin America and the Caribbean´s best female athlete in 2014 according to the Prensa Latina new agency´s annual poll, Colombian triple jumper Caterine Ibargüen shared that honor with Argentinian football star Lionel Messi.