48 selections in FIFA World Cup

The Council of the International Football Federation (FIFA) has approved the proposal to increase the number of teams participating in the World Cups from 32 to 48. Continue reading

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Sighting. Sport and nature: a perfect combination

Enjoy some of the moments of the Titan Tropic Cuba …

Sport and nature: a perfect combination (+ photos)
Cyclists pedaling for stage four-Viñales Viñales (73 km), in Pinar del Rio, the first edition of the Titan Tropic Cuba by GAES of Mountain Bike. (Calixto Llanes / Juventud Rebelde)

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O Canada, Land of the Obese?

For four years and counting, Canadian kids have received a failing grade (D-) in their overall physical activity skills, according to ParticipACTION’s 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Only 9% of kids (between the ages of 5 and 17) get the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity.  Continue reading

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Why it’s time to get outside

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Friendship First – An inspiring example

plane-crash-football-team-from-brazil-crashes-in-colombia-800x420-1480406519-768x403Brazil soccer postpones final weekend of play. South American Football Confederation awards Cinderella Team Chapecoense 2016 Copa Sudamericana championship after horrific plane crash. Continue reading

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That hour that flew by like a minute

1975-fidel-y-deportistas“This triumph is of great sporting significance, of great psychological significance, of great patriotic significance and of great revolutionary significance.”

These were Fidel’s first words on welcoming home the volleyball players who had won gold medals at the 4th North, Central American, and Caribbean Volleyball Championships in Los Angeles, August 1975. Continue reading

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Fidel Castro and baseball

His fastball has long since died. He still has a few curveballs which he throws at us routinely. – Nicholas Burns, U.S. State Department Spokesman

BY PETER C. BJARKMAN*

(August 18, 2016) – Most baseball fans tend to take their idle ballpark pastimes far too seriously. On momentary reflection, even a diehard rooter would have to admit that big-league baseball’s most significant historical figures – say, Mantle, Cobb, Barry Bonds, Walter Johnson, even Babe Ruth himself – are only mere blips on the larger canvas of world events. After all, 95 per cent (perhaps more) of the globe’s population has little or no interest whatsoever in what transpires on North American ballpark diamonds. Babe Ruth may well have been one of the grandest icons of American popular culture, yet little in the nature of world events would have been in the slightest degree altered if the flamboyant Babe had never escaped the rustic grounds of St. Mary’s School for Boys in Baltimore. Continue reading

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