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Cuban boxing stars fine-tune their skills

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The presence in Cuba recently of the Kazakhstan national boxing team provided a great opportunity for these athletes and the Cuban pre-selection team to perfect essential aspects of their preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games. These are two of the three national teams with the most consistent results over the last ten years, along with Uzbekistan’s. The Eurasians’ visit to the island is a reflection of their respect for the technical level of the Cuban school of boxing, from which even our most seasoned adversaries know they can learn.

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Maradona and Macron’s reproach

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Like many in the world, French President Emmanuel Macron lamented the death of Maradona and published a text demonstrating his knowledge of the game and more than a bit of poetic sensitivity. Forty-five lines in which he traces the profile of the man today recognized as the best soccer player of all time. In the next to last paragraph, however, it seems as if a strange air enters his writing through some opening and quickens his pulse: “Diego Maradona,” writes Macron,” will also live on in popular joy in other fields.

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Contracting of Cuban athletes abroad

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The contracting of Cuban athletes in professional leagues abroad remains a priority, with a view toward positioning our players in top-level competitions, to gain experience and improve the country’s performance internationally. In line with national policy intended to guarantee meeting the Cuban sports movement’s projections – especially in the Olympic cycle – and positioning our athletes in top-level competitions, the contracting of Cuban in professional leagues abroad remains a priority.

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Cuban device for diagnosis and training of pitchers


Cuban baseball will soon benefit with the introduction of a machine for the diagnosis and training of pitchers designed at the University of Holguin. A prototype is currently under construction, with a view toward subsequent industrial production.

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Yarisley Silva: The same dreams and desires

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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

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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

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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

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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

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


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.