Monthly Archives: November 2010

The sports industry, the most important batter in Cuban sports

By OSCAR SÁNCHEZ SERRA, Editor of Granma International

HAVANA (30 November, 2010) – What does it mean to focus on the massive practice of sport and physical activity, from the rearrangement of the sports system and the restructuring of its network of centers? Why does this proposal, after 52 years of revolutionary sport, appear in the Draft Guidelines for the Economic and Social Policy of the Party and the Revolution?

“When every boy in the city, in the village, in the neighbourhood, can find a place to develop his physical condition and devote himself to the sport of his choice, we will have satisfied the desires of all who’ve made this revolution”, Fidel, on 14 April 1959. Continue reading

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David Rudisha and Blanka Vlasic: Best athletes of 2010

By Juventud Rebelde, Cuba

David Rudisha and Blanka Vlasic

(23 November 2010) – Kenyan sprinter David Rudisha, world record holder in the 800 meters, and Croat Blanka Vlasic, world champion in the high jump, were named male and female athletes of the year on Sunday by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Continue reading

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US, Cuba grandmasters play softball in Havana

(HAVANA, Cuba, 17 November 2010) – [AN] Some 40 US senior softball players are currently in Havana city playing a series of games against their Cuban counterparts, the second in two years, in a trip that aims at sharing their love for the sport and closing the gap between the two peoples. 

By ABEL GONZALEZ ALAYON

AIN Photo/Marcelino Vazquez Hernande

“The first trip was very exciting. Cuba is a mystery for Americans,” said centerfielder Mike Frank, minutes before the fifth game between one Cuban Veteranos team and the Eastern Massachusetts Senior Softball (EMASS) C squad. Continue reading

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