Nothing to lose,
everything to gain for Cuba at Turkey 2014
ISTANBUL (FIBA World Championship for Women) -
Cuba fell to Belarus on Sunday
in what will surely go down as one of the biggest
games of the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women,
but the mood in the Cuban camp was far from being
Gurriel: Canada in a pocket
With a batting average of .321, Yuniesky Gurriel
returned to Cuba from his stint in the Capitales de
Québec, a team in the CanAm Independent League. The
opportunity for Gurriel to play in Canada was a
result of the flexibility in hiring provided by
Cuba’s new baseball policy.
Baseball Series Begins in Cuba, Matanzas wins Opener
HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 22 (acn).— Solid pitching
performance by lefty Yoanni Yera provided a 5-1 win
of the runner up Matanzas over the current champion
Pinar del Rio in the opening match of the Cuban
National Baseball Series in its 54th edition.
Cuba wins bronze
in Pan American under 23 Volleyball Cup
The Dominican Republic was crowned champion of the
Second Pan American Women’s Volleyball Cup, while
Cuba secured third place after defeating Peru.
Championship gold medal to his prestigious career
Cuban Mijaín López triumphed once again after
winning gold in the 130 kilogram final of the World
Wrestling Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
López, two-time Olympic champion, defeated Turkish
Riza Kayaalp 2-0 in the Greco-Roman style fight for
the gold medal, securing his fifth World
Championship title, having won in Budapest 2005,
Baku 2007, Herning 2009, and Moscow 2010.
JUDO FOR THE DISABLED
Cuba wins two
silver medals in World Championships
Dalidaivis Rodríguez and Yangaliny Jiménez
ended the IBSA (International Blind Sports
Association) Judo World Championship held in
Colorado Springs, USA, with two silver medals.
WORLD JUDO CHAMPIONSHIP
Cuba Judo once again demonstrated its power
placing third among countries in the medals race, in
the World Judo Championship, held in the Russian
city of Cheliabinsk, thanks to one gold, one silver
and two bronze medals, just behind Japan (4-2-3) and
Boxing puts Cuba
on the medal chart
In 35th place on the country medal chart at
the end of the tournament, Cuba’s delegation to the
Second Youth Olympic Games, held in Nanjing, China,
was far off the15th position they achieved four
years ago, during the first edition of this multi-sport
SECOND YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES
Given the reduced number of athletes in the
country’s delegation to the Second Youth Olympic
Games in Nanjing, China, (12 in seven six sporting
disciplines), Cuba registered only one mark on the
NORCECA beach volleyball
Prophets on the
The Cuban women’s duo made up of Leila
Martínez and Lianma Flores won gold in the Eighth
NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit 2014, for the first
time, defeating Tealle Hunkus and Kimberly Macgiven
- representing the United States - in three...
Cuba wins title
defeating U.S. team
The Cuban men’s team defeated the United
States 3-0 to be declared champion of the Fourth
Men’s Pan American Volleyball Cup, which concluded
August 16, in the Mexican city of Tijuana, Baja
a boxing legend
The 26th anniversary of the death of
legendary boxer Eligio Sardiñas Montalvo - better
known as Kid Chocolate - and the first Cuban Boxing
World Champion was celebrated August 8.
Guerrero ranked 46th in the world
Osleni Guerrero, Cuba’s best badminton player and
continental champion, moved up to 46th place in the
world rankings, a position of unprecedented
privilege for the player, who qualified for the
Olympic Games in Río de Janeiro 2016.
Cubans win bronze
in Canoeing World Championship
Cubans Serguey Torres
and Rolexis Báez won the bronze medal on August 9 in
the 500 meters C-2 double of the Canoeing World
Championship, held at the Krylatskoye Aquatic Center,
in Moscow, Russia.
Cuba Wins under-15
World Baseball Championship
Cuba’s team of young
ballplayers put on an outstanding performance and
won the under-15 World Baseball Championship title,
besting the previously undefeated U. S. team, 6-3,
in the tournament final held August 10, in
Mazatlan’s Teodoro Mariscal Stadium, in the Mexican
state of Sinaloa.
WORLD CHESS RANKINGS
realities for Leinier, Bruzón and Yuniesky
Domínguez maintained an excellent 11th place spot
confirming his number one position in Latin America,
while his teammates Lázaro Bruzón and Yuniesky
Quesada experienced declines in the recently
published world chess rankings.
Cuba wins FIBA
The Cuban women’s
basketball team showed that winning the continental
crown in the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, was no
coincidence, but rather the result of the discipline
and dedication they commit to their training, after
securing their latest victory in the FIBA
A historic World
Brazil World Cup 2014 is over. After 63 matches and
31 days of competition, on Sunday July 13 the 20th
edition of the FIFA World Cup ended with Germany’s
1-0 victory over Argentina.
WORLD VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE
Cuba wins group
The Cuban team defeated hosts Turkey (3-2) in the
city of Bursa, finishing on top of group three of
the 25th World Volleyball League.
rower wins bronze in Rowing World Cup
Ángel Fournier finished in the top three of the
Men’s Single Sculls, open category, after winning
bronze in the Aiquebelette Rowing World Cup II,
France, in the A final, which brought together many
of the best in the field.
The Americas add some
rhythm to the World Cup
When it was announced that Brazil would host the
2014 World Cup, many thought of what the celebration
would mean for Latin America, not only serving as
the location of the world’s second most momentous
sports event after the Olympic Games, but also for
the opportunity to see the continent’s main teams
battle for the world title.
boxers triumph in Córdoba Cardín tournament
Cuba won the International Córdova Cardín Boxing
tournament, with fighters procuring six gold medals
on the final day of a competition, which concluded
June 15, at Havana’s sports complex Coliseum, with
the participation of athletes from 18 countries.
Cuba wins silver in
Havana Judo Grand Prix
Cuba took second place, among 39 countries,
in the Havana Judo Grand
Prix, winning two gold, two sliver and four bronze
medals, only surpassed by Georgia (3-0-2).
Cuba crowned champion
of 4th Boxing World Series
Baku.- With large doses of fighting spirit and
courage, the Cuban team was crowned champion of the
4th Boxing World Series, after defeating the Baku
Fires squad from Azerbaijan 6-5.
World Cup returns to
After 28 years,
football’s World Cup returns to Latin America, and
this time in a big way, since the Brazil 2014
competition will not only take place in the
international football mecca, but the region will be
well-represented with teams qualifying from Brazil,
Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Costa
Rica, Honduras and Mexico.
Cuba bids farewell
to champion volleyball coach Eugenio George
Laffita, prize-winning coach who for years trained
Cuba’s women’s volleyball teams, winners of three
Olympic and two World Championship gold medals, died
May 31, at 81 years of age, of cancer.
dominate Pan American weightlifting
Cuba remains on
top in the men’s Pan American Weightlifting event
after scoring 601 points at the Parque del Este in
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
BARRIENTOS MEMORIAL ATHLETICS MEET
It was Sahily’s day
25, young runner Sahily Diago from Matanzas,
competing in the 800 meters, stole the day from
stellar pole vaulter Yarisley Silva, on the final
day of the Barrientos Memorial Athletics Meet, where
both Cuban women set records.
Cuban track and
field athletes win medals in Shanghai and Ponce
Triple jumper Lázaro Martínez won a silver medal, on
May 18, at the second Diamond League competition of
the year, held in the Chinese city of Shanghai.
volleyball team qualifies for World Championship
The young Cuban women’s volleyball team finished the
qualifying tournament for the North and Central
America and the Caribbean (Norceca) region,
undefeated, thus qualifying for the World
Championship in Italy.
to Conrado Marrero,
April 30, 2014
Just shy of his 103rd
birthday, Conrado Eugenio Marrero Ramos, a legend of
Cuban sports, and baseball internationally, died
April 23. The famous pitcher, affectionately called
the Guajiro de Laberinto in Cuba - and the Premier
or Connie in the U. S. - provided an enduring
example of perseverance, of tenacity, and showed
great love for his country.
Río wins National Baseball Championship
April 22, 2014
From the island’s easternmost Punta de Maisí to Cabo
de San Antonio in the west, all of Cuba followed
every detail of the 53rd National Baseball
Championship Series, between two combative teams,
Pinar del Río’s Vegueros and the Cocodrilos from
Website for Car Marketing
January 17, 2014
Cuba, January 24 (ACN).— A new specialized website
will allow Cubans residing in the country to
announce the purchase and sale of vehicles,
equipment and parts, transportation or other
services that have emerged with the expansion of
Dominguez tied in second place at Tata Steel Chess
January 17, 2014
HAVANA, Cuba, January
24 (ACN).— Cuban Leinier Domínguez drew with Israeli
Boris Gelfand thus remaining in a privileged
position in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, which
is led by Armenian Levon Aronian after nine rounds.
participate in 2014 Caribbean Series
December 17, 2013
Cuba received approval from the United States
State Department to return to the Caribbean Baseball
Series according to the ESPN website.
Cuba’s Best Athletes of
December 11, 2013
JUDO world champions Idalis Ortiz and Asley González
emerged victorious against four other remarkable
athletes in the annual survey conducted to select
Cuba’s best athletes of the year, the results of
which were announced November 28, in Havana’s Ciudad
December 11, 2013
of the Year: Suslaidys Girat (athletics/ANSOC); Best
Female Athlete: Yunidis Castillo (atletics/ACLIFIM);
Best male Athlete: Leonardo Díaz (athletics/ACLIFIM).
looking to 22nd Central American – Caribbean Games
December 4, 2013
THE countdown has begun to the 22nd Central
American and Caribbean Games, Veracruz 2014, the
first competition for countries in the region in the
Olympic cycle which will culminate in the 2016 Rio
de Janeiro Games.
Boxing World Series
November 28, 2013
MEETING all expectations, Cuba’s Domadores came away
from the 4th Boxing World Series meet in Krakow with
a 5-0 sweep of Poland’s Hussars.
concludes 2013 at full-speed
November 28, 2013
NO doubt, 2013 has been Osleni Guerrero’s year. Even
though he is not satisfied with his debut in
international competition, Cuba’s best badminton
player toped off an extraordinary season with his
victory in the 4th Mexican International Open.
Cuba dominates Mexico in
Boxing World Series meet
November 22, 2013
CUBA’S Domadores boxing team gave Mexico’s Guerreros
a 5-0 beating during their Group "B" match-up,
initiating the 4th Boxing World Series in the
Deportivo Plan Sexenal Dome, Mexico City.
Fraser-Pryce are the best
November 22, 2013
FOR the fifth time since 2008, the Jamaican
speedster Usain Bolt was voted Best Athlete of the
Year by the International Association of Athletics
Federations (IAAF), a distinction he shared with his
compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.