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Cuban Sport Official Pays Fruitful Visit to Japan

The top Cuban sport representative met with several Japanese authorities Antonio Becali, president of the Cuban Institute of Physical Education, Sports and Recreation (INDER by its Spanish acronym), held a fruitful meeting with Tsunekazu Takeda, president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, as part of his working visit to that country. Takeda sent greetings to his … Continue reading

Cuban Athletes to Play in Italian Baseball League

Eight Cuban baseball players will sign their contracts next Friday to professionally play in the Italian Baseball League (IBL) Several of the athletes to play in the European nation are local aces such as left-hander pitcher Ulfrido Garcia (Parma Baseball A.S.D), and right-handed pitchers Erly Casanova (Parma Baseball A.S.D) and Bladimir Baños (Polisportivo Padule), in … Continue reading

Cuba to Host Terry Fox Race on Saturday

The Marathon of Hope or Terry Fox Race organized in Cuba represents the largest participation outside of Canada Cuba will organize the Terry Fox Race on Saturday at the same time throughout the country at 10:00 local time, revealed today Carlos Gattorno, director of the Marabana-Maracuba project. According to Gattorno, the trekking race will be … Continue reading

Winter Paralympic Games Begin in South Korea

The opening ceremony took place at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium in Gangwon Province South Korean President Moon Jae-in declared the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games officially inaugurated. The opening ceremony took place at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium in Gangwon Province. This sporting event, considered the greatest of all time, with 570 athletes competing for 49 nations, … Continue reading

Uzbekistan Secures 4-1 Win over Cuba in World Series of Boxing

After this setback, the Cuban Domadores now have balance of 11 wins and four losses in the current WSB edition The Uzbekistan Tigers defeated 4-1 the Cuba Domadores at Tashkent Sports Complex and thus broke the unbeaten status of the Caribbean side in Group A of the 8th World Series of Boxing (WSB). According to … Continue reading

Cuban Athletes Head to World Indoor Athletics Championship

The championship will be held March 1-4 in Birmingham, Great Britain, where 632 competitors will be participating Cuban pole vault star, Yarisley Silva and a group of 8 athletes will participate in the 17th World Indoor Athletics Championship to be held from March 1st to the 4th in Birmingham, Britain. Together with 2012 London Olympic … Continue reading

Cuba to Face Uzbekistan in Next WSB Match

The Caribbean team is the only one that has won all its bouts so far (10) and commands Group A with six points Contrary to what happened when they visited Havana, the now host Uzbekistan Tigers will use all their major weapons to face next Tuesday the Cuba Domadores in the 3rd match of the … Continue reading

Cuban Athletes Win Valladolid Open Chess Tournament

The contest was attended by 72 players, most of them locals, with only Argentina and Cuba as guest countries Juan Carlos Obregon, Ermes Espinosa and Isan Ortiz won the three medals for Cuba in the 2018 Valladolid Open Chess Tournament held in the Mexican city of Mazatlan. The first two of them finished tied with … Continue reading

Yurisbel Gracial to Play with Japanese Sofbank Baseball Team

Gracial (C) was part of the Cuban team Alazanes de Granma that recently competed in the Caribbean Baseball Series in Jalisco Cuban baseball player Yurisbel Gracial signed on Monday in Havana a contract to play with the SoftBank Baseball Team from the Japanese League next season. This is the first time that the team selects … Continue reading

Gala Opens 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea (+photos)

The opening ceremony of the 23rd Winter Olympic Games was held in Pyeongchang amid a display of lights, fireworks and typical dances of Korea The gala was attended by president Moon Jae-in, together with some 200 officials and leaders of several countries and national organizations. These games, already known as the games of peace, will … Continue reading

Cuban Left Out of Caribbean Series Final

The Aguilas Cibaeñas, from the DR, beat 7-4 the Alazanes of Granma, thus leaving Cuban out oif the Caribbean Series Final This was the second win of the Dominicans over the Cuban side, whom they were previously defeated 7-1 in the qualifying round. Cuba took a 3-0 lead in the second inning with RBIs by … Continue reading

Cuba Defeats Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Baseball Series

Both teams have qualified for the semi-finals, to be played Wednesday in Jalisco The Alazanes of Granma defeated on Tuesday the Criollos of Caguas from Puerto Rico in the last game of the preliminary stage of the Caribbean Baseball Series held in the Mexican city of Jalisco. Cuban relief pitcher, Leandro Martinez obtained the victory, … Continue reading

Cuba Loses to DR in 2018 Caribbean Baseball Series

Cuba lost 1-7 to Aguilas Cibaeñas Caribbean Baseball Series underway in the Mexican city of Jalisco, Mexico Cuba lost its undefeated status in the 2018 Caribbean Baseball Series when losing 1-7 to the Aguilas Cibaeñas, from the DR, at the Pan American Stadium of the Mexican city of Jalisco, Guadalajara, where today they will face … Continue reading

Cuba Baseball Team Ready for Caribbean Tournament

The Caribbean island will be represented by the members of the team from Granma province, winners of the Cuban National Baseball Series Granma team, Cuban representative in the Caribbean Series Baseball Tournament Guadalajara-2018, received the flag today in Havana. In the Revolution Square and at the foot of the monument to the National Hero Jose … Continue reading

Cuban Boxers Seek to Reach the 8th WSB Finals

According to the Cuban National Boxing Federation President, Alberto Puig,  the World Series is of vital importance for the Cuban athletes The Domadores (Tamers) of Cuba is now working to get included in the finals of the 8th World Series of Boxing (WSB), said Cuban National Boxing Federation President Alberto Puig Tuesday. ‘The priority will … Continue reading

Granma Takes the Lead in Final Playoff

Granma defeated 11-5 Las Tunas in the fifth game of the grand final of the 57th Cuban National Baseball Series This is Granma´s 8th consecutive home victory in this postseason: 2 over Ciego de Avila in the last matches of the qualifying stage; 3 against Matanzas in semifinals and these 3 versus Las Tunas in … Continue reading

Cuba Fencing World Cup underway in Havana

More than 130 athletes from 25 nations will compete for places in the world ranking The Women’s Épée World Cup will take place today in this capital, in which some of the greatest fencers of the world will be competing. More than 130 athletes from 25 nations will compete for places in the world ranking. … Continue reading

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