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A laboratory of champions

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Boxers Robeisy Ramírez and Lázaro Álvarez, and gymnast Manrique Larduet are not only some of the athletes from whom we expect to see outstanding results in the upcoming Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games, but also students at the Manuel Fajardo University of Physical Culture and Sports Science (UCCFD).

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Cuba Reaches 456 Qualified Athletes to CentAm Games

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Cuba reached the amount of 456 qualified athletes for the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games to be held in Barranquilla, Colombia, with the tickets obtained by the athletes of karate-do and Greco Roman wrestling.

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Cuban delegation continues to grow

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Just over two months before the qualifying events for the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia end, and 431 Cuban athletes have already secured a spot in the regional competition, being held July 19 through August 3.

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Cuba Will Organize the Terry Fox Race next Saturday

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Cuba will organize the Terry Fox Race on Saturday at the same time throughout the country at 10:00 local time, revealed today Carlos Gattorno, director of the Marabana-Maracuba project. According to Gattorno, the trekking race will be participatory so no categories will be announced nor will there be awards and once again, the Radio Reloj radio station will take the start.

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Moments of glory

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The results achieved by Juan Miguel Echevarría and Yorgelis Rodríguez saw Cuba place seventh among participating countries at the World Indoor Athletics Championships; as one of the 13 nations to win a championship title and 12 to secure two or more medals. On Friday, March 2, Juan Miguel Echevarría gave us the opportunity to witness an incredible feat and perhaps also the birth of a legend at the 2018 World Indoor Athletics Championships.

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Roel Santos: I never give up or tire

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Just as happened to Alfredo Despaigne in Santiago de Cuba, Roel Santos was rejected at the provincial sports academy for being “too small,” despite some spectacular fielding in his debut for the school team. The “problem” of his size to one side, the young boy who a year before, at the age of nine, was brought by community sports facilitator Juan Luis Yuri to the Academy in the neighborhood of Miramar, shone on the field.

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Lisandra Ordaz: I’ve still got many dreams to fulfill

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Even if she decided never to play chess again, Lisandra Ordaz has already made history. During the Don Modesto Castellón tournament at the end of 2017, she became the first Cuban woman to break the 2,400 Elo rating barrier, winning the title of International Master.

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25 years of Club Hemingway

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Cuba’s Hemingway International Yacht Club (CNIH) has organized a varied program of activities to celebrate its 25th anniversary, May 21.
Festivities began today, May 18th, with a 25th anniversary Regatta featuring some 200 boats, which could be seen from the Havana Malecon around 11:00am.

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Six Cuban baseball players to feature in Can-Am League

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Yurisbel Gracial, Lázaro Blanco, Miguel Lahera, Alexander Ayala, Julio Pablo Martínez and Yordan Manduley will join the ranks of teams from the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (Can-Am) League, which kicks off May 8 through the first week of September, as part of a collaborative initiative between the Cuban Baseball Federation and the aforementioned organization.

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Cuba qualifies for second round

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Alfredo Despaigne sent a 91mph pitch from left hander Lachlan Wells into the stands behind left field in the Tokyo Dome, catapulting Cuba into the second round of the World Baseball Classic, batting in four runs to ensure the 4-3 victory.