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Behind the medals: Sports is a right in Cuba

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If you blink, you may miss Mijaín win

Mijaín writes a golden chapter in the history of the Pan American Games, with his last performance, and adds to that of the Cuban Revolution in sports

LIMA (August 9) — During the 2018 Central American and Caribbean in Barranquilla, I almost missed seeing Mijaín López compete. He set a record for the shortest time on the mat. I remember that his longest fight lasted 24 seconds. He won the gold medal in 17 seconds. Continue reading

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Pan American world records

(July 31) – Being the best on the planet constitutes a distinction and an honour, achieved in the vast majority of cases with a significant dose of sacrifice and dedication.

In the Pan American Games, two disciplines in which a considerable number of medals are granted: athletics and swimming. Nonetheless, the number of world records established since the beginning of the Games in Argentina-51 can be counted on two hands. We will then review them before the eighteenth edition in Lima is inaugurated. Continue reading

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Visa issues fixed, Cuban national baseball team set for faceoff against Ottawa Champions

Ottawa Champions player Alexander Malleta and Cuban national team player Raul Gonzalez have a friendly chat before a game in 2016 | James Park / Postmedia

Attention baseball fans, the Cuban national baseball team has cleared up its visa problems and will be in the capital against the Ottawa Champions this weekend.

The popular team’s three-game stand against the Champs at RCGT Park Friday, Saturday and Sunday kicks off a 15-game, 17-day series against Can Am league teams in Canada and the U.S. Continue reading

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A victory for baseball

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Trump breaks Cuba-US baseball agreement

It is not news that the Trump administration has canceled the agreement signed by the MLB and the Cuban Baseball Federation, on December 19, after three years of hard work by both parties.

And it is not because the agreement sought to end the human suffering of Cuban athletes. Continue reading

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The ups and downs of Cuban sports in 2018

Although the Cuban delegation lost its first place on the medal chart in Barranquilla, the Games saw a stellar performance from our women’s field hockey team, among other great moments | Ricardo López Hevia Continue reading

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