P O R T S
Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, first
Vice President of the Councils of States and
Ministers, and Presidential advisor José Ramón
Fernández welcomed a group of returning champions at
Havana’s José Martí International Airport on Sunday
evening, November 23...
The duo Lisandra Guerra and Marlies
Mejías won Cuba’s first cycling gold medal in the
22nd Central American and Caribbean Games,
dominating the women’s team sprint. They finished in
first place with a time of 33.624 seconds, followed
by Mexicans Daniela Gaxiola...
win eight of a possible 12 gold medals
Cuba demonstrated its dominance in the canoeing
event of the 22nd Central American and Caribbean
Games, held in Veracruz, winning eight gold and four
silver medals, of a total of 12 up for grabs. Mexico
secured three gold, four silver and four bronze
medals; followed by Colombia (1-2-2); Venezuela
(0-2-5); and Guatemala (0-0-1).
The pulse of the
VERACRUZ.— At the end of the first week of the 22nd
Central American and Caribbean Games, being held
across cities in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, the
host country is currently leading the medals chart,
superseding Cuba by 11 gold medals.
raised among those of sister nations
“It always feels the same, you get
goose bumps and your chest tightens. It’s as if
right now I were fighting Zamora in the ring in
Munich,” said Cuban sports legend, Orlando Martínez,
small in stature but large in heart, a giant boxer.
CENTRAL AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN GAMES
A fierce but
VERACRUZ.—“A large part of our
delegation is now here and we are happy to convey to
our people the enthusiasm and high level of
motivation felt by Cuban athletes, who have arrived
convinced of their strengths and potential in all of
the competitions in which they will participate,”
said Antonio Becali Garrido...
Marlies Mejías in Track Cycling World Cup
The Cuban, Marlies
Mejías, was awarded the silver medal in the grueling
Women's omnium of the Track Cycling World Cup on
Sunday, November 9, in Guadalajara, Mexico. Mejias
was only surpassed by Belgium’s Jolien Dhoore, and
was the second Cuban to receive a medal in the
the capital of Central American and Caribbean sport
America and the Caribbean are partying in the
Mexican city of Veracruz. With the lighting of the
flame on November 14, to mark the start of the
twenty-second edition of the Games, the oldest
regional games of the modern era, the fraternal
struggle to be the fastest, strongest and highest in
more than 40 sports will begin.
baseball team announced
The Federation of
Cuban Baseball, meeting in the Latinoamericano
Stadium’s Adolfo Luque Room, announced the roster of
the team which will represent the country at the
upcoming 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games,
in Veracruz, Mexico.
Cuban Boxers win
three major AIBA awards
Erislandy Savon, Rolando Acebal and
Javier Ibáñez were honored with three major awards
instituted recently by the International Boxing
Association (AIBA). Savon...
"I believe very
strongly in people when they want to achieve
I must confess
that I spent a several weeks trying to find her and
it wasn’t easy, but for Yarisley Silva, an athlete
who needs no introduction, it was worth the wait.
Fans recognize and applaud her at every competition.
Silver for Osleni in Sao Paulo
Cuban loses final
against Sweden’s Hurskainen, ranked 38 in the world
Guerrero won silver in the 28th Brazil International
Badminton Cup, which concluded on November 2 in Sao
Paulo, after losing to experienced Swede Henri
Hurskainen in three sets.
their place in sports
Solidarity Conference, Women in Sports, was
inaugurated today, October 29, in Havana, with the
attendance of specialists from across the country,
High hopes for
Cuban pentathletes in Veracruz
FEW days remain until the curtains
open on the 22nd Central American and Caribbean
Games, taking place in Veracruz, Mexico from
November 14-30, where six Cuban athletes, three male
and female, will compete in the modern pentathlon.
In defense of
Cuba’s honor and flag
twice Olympic champion and five times world champion,
a symbol of pride for Cuba and his hometown of La
Herradura in Pinar de Rio, once again felt the
emotion of reciving a gold medal, when, this Tuesday
morning October 28, he became the flag bearer for
Cuba’s delegation to the 2014 Central American and
Caribbean Games to be held in Veracruz, Mexico,
Sports stars join
campaign against Ebola
athletes such as Jamaican,
Bolt, Carl Lewis from the
US, Ukrainian, Sergey Bubka
and Swede Pernilla
have joined a campaign
launched by the World Olympians Association
funds for the fight
Under-17 footballers going for glory
Having thrashed Guadalupe 5-0 in
their debut, the Cuban under-17 football team will
play Martinique in the final phase of the Caribbean
qualifiers taking place in Haiti. Yoesan Alonso
(23rd minute), Serguey Campillo (39th) and Ray
Charles (45th) scored to the delight of their coach
Fidel “Jiqui” Salazar during the first half, while
the captain Carlos Borromeo...
6TH AMERICAS CUP
Shooters Leuris and Eglys win gold for Cuba
Cuban London 2012 Olympic Champion, Leuris Pupo, and
his compatriot, Eglys de la Cruz, Beijing 2008
bronze medalist, both won Singles titles in the
Sixth Americas Cup, in Guadalajara, México,
contributing to Cuba’s male and female team
Osleni Guerrero retains Pan American title
Cuban badminton player Osleni Guerrero retained his
Pan American Championship title on Sunday, October
19, after triumphing in the 14th continental
championship, which took place in Toronto, Canada.
Caribbean Cup: The champion faces its challengers
The Cuban football team will begin defending its
title in the 2014 Caribbean Cup against French
Guiana, Curacao and Trinidad and Tobago in Group A
of the competition being hosted in Jamaica between
November 10 and 17.
scores easy win over Trinidad and Tobago
Cuba roared past Guatemala to score an easy 25-14,
25-12, 25-10 victory for their second win on route
to the II U-23 Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup for
the WCH in 2015.
On route to Veracruz: Friendly
Goals in Central America
After emerging victorious with 2-1 in their first
friendly clash, the Cuban National Under 21 Football
Team will be measured up again on Wednesday agasint
El Salvador as part of the preparations of both
teams in the lead up to the Central American and
Caribbean Games to be held in Veracruz in November.
Beyond Domestic Stadiums
The magic of Cuban baseball keeps gaining ground in
the world´s major leagues as Cuba has allowed its
players to take part in top foreign tournaments
under a policy that is being improved constantly.