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Cuba’s experience in Culiacán

Cuba deportes beisbol

Cuba finished its participation in the 59th Caribbean Series held in Culiacán, Mexico, taking fourth place, which does not adequately reflect the accomplishments of the team managed by veteran strategist Carlos Martí, who will lead the country’s players to the upcoming 4th World Classic.

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Latinoamericano Stadium turns 70!

stadiun latinoamericano

The Grand Cerro, now the Latinoamericano, or simply the Latino, stands majestically as the continuator of Cuba’s baseball history in its predecessors, the centenary Palmar de Junco in Matanzas, and other capital city venues like Almendares Park and the Tropical, currently known as the Pedro Marrero.

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Vigil to honor victims of terrorism

Vigilia Barbados

Hundreds of students, athletes, and workers gathered yesterday evening, October 5, to honor the thousands of victims of terrorist acts against Cuba over the last 50 years.

The event took place at Havana’s José Martí Memorial, on the eve of the anniversary of the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner mid-flight off the coast of Barbados, with families of the martyrs in attendance.

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Omara Durand continues to break records

Omara Duramd

Omara Durand, who has already secured four records in this Paralympic Games, will seek her second gold medal this Monday, September 12, the third for the Cuban delegation.

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From Río to Tokyo

Rio clausura Juegos

Río 2016 is over, the 31st Olympiad has ended;, the first Olympic Games held in South America is now history. The curtain fell on the global competition Sunday, August 21, with the closing ceremony taking place in the legendary Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium, or simply the Maracaná. The Olympic torch was extinguished in this temple of Brazilian football, which since August 5 bore witness to multiple athletic achievements, while the Olympic flag was formally handed over to the governor of Tokyo, which will host the 2020 Games.

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Julio César secures Cuba’s third Río gold

Julio Cesar, medalla de oro

With Cuba’s third gold medal stemming from the fists of Julio César La Cruz, in the 81 kilogram boxing division, the Cuban delegation remains firmly in position 21 on the 31st Olympic Games medal table, while preparing for further competition in the closing days.

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A river of emotions and expectations

Tiro rio deporte

Four years ago shooter Leuris Pupo departed for the London 2012 Olympic Games in the hope of fulfilling a dream. At that time he was also looking forward to another important life event. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a boy or a girl, I just want it to be born healthy,” he anxiously told me

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Our people deserve all the effort and joy we can offer them

Delegacion Río de Janeiro

On July 25, following the departure of a good part of the Cuban delegation to the Río de Janeiro Olympic Games, Dr. Antonio Becali Garrido, president of the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (Inder) and head of the Cuban delegation to the international event, spoke with Granma.

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Xanadu: Cuba’s mansion on the golf course

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Upon hearing the word Xanadu, some might recall Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra, but a few will be transported to a high spot along the coast of the Hicacos Peninsula in the Cuban province of Matanzas, where a mansion was built in 1930, bearing this name, inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem. Also known as Dupont house, it now sits aside the greens of the only 18-hole golf course in Cuba.

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Cuba’s women’s volleyball squad en route to Grand Prix

Team Sulian Matienzo

The five volleyball players who recently competed in international leagues will be vital to the Cuban selection looking toward the sport’s Grand Prix (GP), scheduled to begin June 3. Speaking to Granma International Roberto García the team’s technical coach, stated that his players are feeling motivated after a successful experience abroad with numerous opportunities to play. Melissa Vargas (opposite hitter) and Sulian Matienzo (team captain and setter) played in 42 matches in the Czech Republic, while Jennifer Álvarez, Regla Gracia and Daymara Lescay — all setters — participated in 36 games each.