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Yarisley Silva: The same dreams and desires

Yarelis Silva

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in sight, the stellar Cuban pole vaulter Yarisley Silva’s dreams and desires have not changed since she surprised her compatriots and the world by winning silver in the London 2012 Games.

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Director of Cuban Sports Tours Asia To Pave the Way for Olympic Games

Becali asia

Cuban sport”s top leader Antonio Becali spent the first of two days here during which he will explore the possibilities of preparation of the island”s delegation to the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Becali expects both to train professional athletes here, and to expand cooperation in sports; thus he met with Le Khanh Hai, the vice minister that handles Sports within the portfolio also in charge of Tourism and Culture, with promising results.

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A golden jump for the young man from Guernica

Cuba deportista atletismo

Splendid, formidable… were among the adjectives used by the national and international press to describe the gold medal performance of Juan Miguel Echevarría, at the recent World Indoor Athletics Championships, held in the British city of Birmingham.

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Cuban pitching needs improvement

Norge L Vera pelotero

Since its emergence in the second half of the 19th century, baseball has featured nine positions, of which one is considered to be the most important of all: the pitcher.

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Cubans 60 years of age and older reach 19.4% of the population

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Cuba ended 2015 with an estimated population of 11,239,004 inhabitants, only 727 people more than last year, for a growth rate of 0.06 per 1,000, according to the National Statistics and Information Office’s Center for Population and Development Studies, published on the website www.onei.cu.

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Fidel receives his Highness Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Sabah, president of the Association of National Olympic Committees

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His Highness Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Sabah, president of the Association of National Olympic Committees, arrived in Havana midday May 8, and was received at the José Martí International Airport by José Ramón Fernández, president of Cuba’s Olympic Committee, and Dr. Antonio Becali Garrido, head of the Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation.

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15 years working to save lives

Laboratorio director

Devotion to life, ethics and transparency, are the founding principles of one of the Cuban sports movement’s most important institutions, Havana’s anti-doping laboratory, which on February 13 celebrated fifteen years since its founding.

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Marabana 2015: An unprecedented avalanche of participants

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Previously, as is tradition, different generations of participants will attend the ceremony of the Yoruba religion asking Olofi and Orula to bless the race, before a flood of runners gathers before the Capitolio building. Thus begins each year the reputable Havana marathon, which this time is part of the activities for the Day of Physical Culture and Sport.

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Manrique Larduet secures a ticket to Río 2016

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The bronze medal for the high bar event was secured in fine style on November 1, by Cuba’s Manrique Larduet, who left the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, at which he was competing for the first time, with two medals.
The gymnast from Santiago de Cuba, 19, reawakened the dreams of those who follow this sport on the island, by taking the men’s all-around silver medal and securing his place at the Olympic Games in Río de Janeiro, 2016.

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Cuba wins gold in Junior World Boxing Championships

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Cuba’s Dainier Peró won gold for the island at the AIBAJunior World Boxing Championships, which concluded September 12, in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg. Competing in the 80 kilogram division, Peró dominated throughout the competition with clear wins in almost all bouts, including his decisive 3-0 victory over Kazakstan’s Khurshedshokh Iskandarov, clinching him the gold.