Category Archives: Athletics

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist

The Trump administration has caused a setback in sports relations between Cuba and the U.S. – affecting international volleyball competition notably, among other negative consequences. This article has detailed information on the effect of the US blockade on Cuban sport in all spheres. | 

2016.US volleyball team last played in Havana.Yaimí Ravelo

The U.S. volleyball team last played in Havana in 2016 « Yaimí Ravelo

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Cuban long jumper youngest man to win field event at world indoor athletics championships

Juan Miguel Echevarria’s leap of 8.46 metres was a personal best as he won gold in the men’s long jump at the world indoor athletics championships.

Cuba's Juan Miguel Echevarria celebrates after winning the long jump at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England.

Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria celebrates after winning the long jump at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England | MICHAEL STEELE/ GETTY IMAGES FOR IAAF

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How one Palestinian is racing to get to the Olympics

Palestinian yoga and fitness instructor Mohamed al-Khatib trains for track and field events in the hopes of attending the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Nov. 18, 2015 | Ash Gallagher

BY ASH GALLAGHER

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Nov 24) — Munching on dates for energy, 25-year-old Mohamed al-Khatib starts his morning at sunrise, hoping for an opportunity to use a track field at a local high school in Ramallah.

Khatib is a yoga and fitness instructor who is training for a chance to attend the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil and race in the 100-meter and 200-meter track and field events. Continue reading

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