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Cuba, invincible in the Baseball 5 World Cup


The Cuban team has overwhelmed its rivals in the first Baseball5 World Cup, which is being held in the Zócalo, Mexico City, and is emerging as the favorite. On Wednesday morning they defeated Hong Kong twice, with scores of 12-3 and 10-0 (knockout). They also had no mercy in the two games against the locals. That night they were awarded the first super knockout of the championship (21-0) and, later, the second knockout of the date (10-0). The Cuba team produced 53 runs on Wednesday.

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Professor Ronaldo Veitía arrived in Havana and will be treated at the Hermanos Ameijeiras Hospital


Ronaldo Veitía, a worldwide judo personality, returned to his homeland from Spain on Monday, where he remained hospitalized due to health problems. Upon his arrival, he thanked the island’s authorities for the support offered. At his own request, he is already in Havana, where he was received at the José Martí International Airport by Dr. Pablo Castillo Díaz, director of the Institute of Sports Medicine, who welcomed him on behalf of the Cuban sports movement and people.

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Cuba requests to host the 2023 Domino World Cup


Eric Gutiérrez Rodríguez, director of physical recreation at Inder, reported that Cuba has requested to host the 2023 Domino World Championship. “We made the request during the attendance of a small Cuban delegation at the recent world competition in the discipline, held in the Dominican Republic. It was very well received,” said the manager. “We made the request to the General Assembly of the World Domino Federation (Fedemundo), which also welcomed Cuba as a full member,” he stressed.

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International Boxing Association will allow athletes from Russia and Belarus to participate in its competitions


This Wednesday, the International Boxing Association (IBA) announced that its board of directors decided to end the measure that prohibited boxers from Russia and Belarus from competing in events organized by the sports entity. According to the document, the return to the competitions of Russian and Belarusian technical officials is also contemplated. In addition, it was reiterated that the teams of both countries “will be able to act under their flags” and if they win a gold medal, their national anthems will be played.

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Cuba obtains second victory in the U-16 World Chess Olympiad, in Azerbaijan


Another Cuban triumph was enjoyed this Monday, with a score of 3-1 over Bangladesh, during the second round of the World Under-16 Chess Olympiad in Nakhshivan 2022, in Azerbaijan. Successes by Daniel Hidalgo and José Alejandro Hernández on boards one and three, in that order, made the difference after Leduard González’s defeat at the second table. Then came the good performance of Greter Caballero to sentence the match.

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National Television Award 2022 awarded to René Navarro Arbelo


The narrator and sports commentator René Navarro Arbelo, who worked for almost five decades on Cuban television, received the 2022 National Television Award. Navarro Arbelo has distinguished himself in the narration of world, Pan American and Central Caribbean volleyball, athletics, basketball and cycling competitions, among others. He baptized the generation of the women’s volleyball team that won almost everything during the nineties as the Spectacular Morenas del Caribe.

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Alejo O’Reilly, great Cuban baseball player, dies


One of the greatest baseball figures in Cuba: Alejo Orrelly Morejón passed away on September 1, 2022, the National Baseball Directorate confirmed on its Twitter account. “Pain in Cuban Baseball due to the death of Alejo O’Reilly Morejón. He shone for Ciego de Ávila during 16 National Series in which he batted for 303, with 240 home runs and 910 runs batted in, and represented Cuba with dignity. Our condolences to family and friends,” the agency wrote on the social network.

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Carlos Daniel Albornoz competes in Portugal in search of increasing his virtual ELO of 2600 points


Cuban chess player Carlos Daniel Albornoz returns today to compete in Portugal in search of increasing his virtual ELO of 2600 points. The Antillean, who served on the second board of the Cuban national team in the recently concluded World Olympiad held in India, sees better prospects in this modality thanks to competitions of this type. “From this day I participate in another tournament here in Portugal”, he said via WhatsApp waiting to see each other from September 1, among the men with more than 2600 ELO points, one of his great goals in his continuous career of rise in the Kingdom of Caissa.

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Cuba advanced to the grand final of the XV Gatineau Volleyball Pan American Cup 2022


The Cuban men’s team swept the Chilean team for the second time and advanced to the grand final of the XV Gatineau Volleyball Pan American Cup 2022, which takes place at the Slush Puppie Center, in Canada. In just one hour and eight minutes, the Antilleans sealed the commitment of the semifinal round against the South Americans, with partials of 25-16, 25-20 and 25-21. Thus they added their fourth success in a row and in the same way. Nicolás Vives’s students had no setbacks against a team.

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Cuban ranks fourteenth among nations on the medal chart!

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Cuba rose to the challenge. Its liberating, emancipatory work made it so. From Céspedes to Martí, from Martí to Fidel and Raúl, the legacy continues to germinate in a people, from which exceptional human beings sprout: scientists, doctors, engineers, teachers, researchers, workers and officers… Women and youth carry on a history of commitment, as a starting point for new victories. A deep sense of honor is born in this homeland. No matter how steep the slope or rugged the path, be the adversary faster, taller or stronger, the Cuban people put their hearts into the task.