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A little girl among giants

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Marcia Videaux knows that the entire Exhibition Place, Canada’s largest venue, is watching her. Thousands of people in the Coliseo Ricoh arena, set up to host the gymnastic competitions, have their eyes fix on her, and far away in her native Manzanillo, everyone linked in some way or another to her career breath with her; their hearts in their mouths.

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Leinier Domínguez: “I am neither Carlsen nor Caruana”

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Latin America’s best chess player – a young man from a small town in Cuba and a new father – answers a few questions about his approach to the game and life in the competitive world of chess.

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Pele Visits Havana for a Friendly Match

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The famed Brazilian ex-footballer Pele arrived here with the club New York Cosmos, which will hold on Tuesday a friendly match with the national team at the Pedro Marrero Stadium. Pele and the leader of the visiting team, the Spanish footballer Raul Gonzalez Blanco, were hailed by journalists and the public late-night while leaving the Jose Marti International Airport.

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Fidel informs about letters exchanged with Maradona

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On January 11, Maradona spoke about the letter I had sent him and showed the document that had aroused curiosity but he didn’t mention the details.  Last week-end he again mentioned the letter in Telesur.  To set things clear, I include the full texts of my exchange with Maradona.

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Made in China: Politician wants US Olympic uniforms burned

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The Chinese-made uniform for the American Olympic team must be burned, suggests the leader of the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate, Harry Reid. ­“I think the Olympic Committee should be ashamed of themselves,” Reid said in a statement on YouTube. “I think they should be embarrassed. I think they should take all the uniforms

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Cuba Announces Baseball Team to Holland

Víctor Mesa (C), director técnico de los cubanos, saluda al equipo estadounidense, al concluir el quinto juego del tope amistoso entre el equipo universitario de Estados Unidos y el equipo Cuba de béisbol, en el estadio Latinoamericano, en La Habana, el 9 de julio de 2012. AIN FOTO/Marcelino VAZQUEZ HERNANDEZ/ypp

The Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) announced the national team to represent Cuba to the Baseball Week in Haarlem, Holland from July 13 to 22. FCB said the Cuban team includes 24 players, with a standard of age of 26 years, and was comprised by two catchers, six infielders, six outfielders and 10 pitchers. Cuba will

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Cuban Hurdler O´Farrill Wins with Record in the Junior Category

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Cuban athlete Yordan O´Farrill got the first place in the junior championship in Madrid today, with a record for the 100 hurdle meter race for men with 13.18 seconds. O´Farrill beat Australian Nicholas Hough and French Wilbern Belocian to win the first place in one of the fastest and exciting races in the event. at

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Alberto Juantorena

Alberto Juantorena

His prestige is gaining strength as an example of Cuba’s great sporting figures. His age and health portray him as the ideal prototype to preside over the Cuban Olympic Committee. Such predictions seem to be right!

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Cuba Bids Farewell to Former Olympic Champion Stevenson

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Cuba paid its respects on Tuesday to the late boxer Teofilo Stevenson, one of the greatest Olympians of all time who turned down the chance to fight Muhammad Ali at the height of both fighters powers. Stevenson, who won three gold medals as a heavyweight boxer and turned down multi-million dollar offers to turn professional after emerging as a huge talent at the 1972 Munich Games, died of a heart attack on Monday at the age of 60.

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Teófilo Stevenson

Teófilo Stevenson

Stevenson has left us. The news arrived yesterday after 4:00 p.m. No other amateur boxer shone so much in the history of that sport. He could have achieved another two Olympic titles hadn’t it been for certain duties that the principles of internationalism imposed on the Revolution. No money in the world would have been enough to bribe Stevenson. Glory be to his memory forever!