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Nothing to lose, everything to gain for Cuba at Turkey 2014
September 29,2014

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 distraught.

Yuniesky Gurriel: Canada in a pocket
September 23,2014
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.

National Baseball Series Begins in Cuba, Matanzas wins Opener
September 23,2014
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
September 18,2014
The Dominican Republic was crowned champion of the Second Pan American Women’s Volleyball Cup, while Cuba secured third place after defeating Peru.

World Championship gold medal to his prestigious career
September 18,2014
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. 

Cuba wins two silver medals in World Championships
September 9,2014
Dalidaivis Rodríguez and Yangaliny Jiménez ended the IBSA (International Blind Sports Association) Judo World Championship held in Colorado Springs, USA, with two silver medals.

Cuba reaffirms elite position
September 3,2014
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 France (2-1-4).

Boxing puts Cuba on the medal chart
September 3,2014
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 competition.

Bronze medals for Cuba
August 26,2014
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 country medal...

NORCECA beach volleyball
Prophets on the sand
August 25,2014
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
August 21,2014
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 California.

Kid Chocolate, a boxing legend
August 20,2014
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.

Osleni Guerrero ranked 46th in the world
August 19,2014

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
August 13,2014
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
August 12,2014
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.

Different realities for Leinier, Bruzón and Yuniesky
July 31,2014
Leinier 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 Centrobasket 2014
July 31,2014
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 Centrobasquet 2014.

A historic World Cup
July 14,2014
THE 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.

Cuba wins group three
July 2,2014
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.

Cuban rower wins bronze in Rowing World Cup
June 25,2014
Cuban rower 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
June 19,2014

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.

Cuban boxers triumph in Córdoba Cardín tournament
June 17,2014
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
June 10,2014
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
June 10,2014
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 Latin America
June 9,2014
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
June 3,2014
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.

Cubans dominate Pan American weightlifting
June 3,2014
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.

It was Sahily’s day
May 28,2014
May 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
May 23,2014

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.

Cuban women’s volleyball team qualifies for World Championship
May 21,2014
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.

Farewell to Conrado Marrero, legendary Cuban pitcher
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.

Pinar del 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 Matanzas.

Cuba Opens Website for Car Marketing
January 17, 2014
Havana, 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 self-employment activities.

Cuban Dominguez tied in second place at Tata Steel Chess Tournament
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.

Cuba will 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 2013
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 Deportiva coliseum.

Awards for disabled athletes
December 11, 2013
ATHLETE of the Year: Suslaidys Girat (athletics/ANSOC); Best Female Athlete: Yunidis Castillo (atletics/ACLIFIM); Best male Athlete: Leonardo Díaz (athletics/ACLIFIM).

Veracruz 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
Cuban team sweeps Poland

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.

Guerrero 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.

Bolt and 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.

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