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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


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

copa champion

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.

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55th National Baseball Series underway


Miracles do exist and proof was the fact that just a few drops of rain fell over Ciego de Ávila this Sunday, despite forecasts of strong winds and rain for the inauguration of this 55th National Baseball Series. With a game to meet expectations, the balls and strikes returned to the home field of the Tigers, the current champions of the series, who saw their first victory (5-1) against Isla de la Juventud.

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Bolt & Pichardo make headlines at World Athletics Championships

pablo pichardo

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and Cuban Pedro Pablo Pichardo made Latin American and Caribbean headlines today, after winning medals at the 2015 World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Bolt, six time Olympic champion, won the 200 meters and finished with his best time this year, 19.55 seconds.

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Driulis González enters the Judo Hall of Fame


When one hears about the Judo Hall of Fame, they discover, among other things that only 30 great figures in the history of the sport have achieved such a distinction. This detail demonstrates how difficult it is to be included in the select group, to which Cuba’s Driulis González was inducted last Saturday, August 22.