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Yarisley Silva wins gold

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This August 26, Cuba’s Yarisley Silva won gold in the pole vault event of the World Athletics Championships, while Brazil’s Fabiana Murer took the silver.
Silva cleared 4.90 meters on her third attempt winning her the gold medal, while Murer was only able to reach 4.85 meters, with Nicoleta Kyriakopoulou (4.80) of Greece, taking the bronze.

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Cuba finishes fourth at the 2015 Pan American Games

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The Cuban delegation finished fourth in the medal count at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games in Canada, with a total of 36 gold, 27 silver and 27 bronze medals. The boxing saw the biggest gains for the island with six titles, won by Andy Cruz, in the 56 kilogram division, Lázaro Álvarez (60kg), Arlen López (75kg), Julio César la Cruz (81kg), Erislandy Savon (91kg) and Lenier Peró (91+kg). Cuban boxers also added four silver medals to the total with Joahnys Argilagos (49kg), Yosbany Veitía (52kg), Yasnier Toledo (64kg) and Roniel Iglesias (69kg), who were affected in some cases by questionable decisions from the judges.

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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


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


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


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

Reflections by Fidel »

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!