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The dance of millions

The real possibility of cancelling the Olympics is under consideration |  

How long will we have to wait to see the world’s top athletes compete in another edition of the Olympics? | Aym sports

The International Olympic Committee’s president has stated that if the Tokyo Games are not held in 2021, they will be cancelled. Why? Continue reading

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Cuban team wins in American chess league

A total of 26 players, all from the national preselection – including several youth and schoolchildren – defended the colours of the Island | EYLEEN RÍOS LÓPEZ

Lysandra Llaudi chess

ACN (April 25) – The Cuban women’s team led the first day of the Battle of America tournament, convened as an initiative to keep the sport active in times when social isolation is the best medicine against the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading

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‘We are already more than a thousand to run or jog at home this Sunday, and they continue to add’

Elite Canadian sport federations have been brought to their knees by the pandemic. In contrast, Alberto Juantorena, president of the Cuban Athletics Federation, is convening an international virtual amateur race through social media.

Home race

ACN (April 17) – The virtual race called by the organizing committee of the Varadero Half Marathon, scheduled for this Sunday in Cuba, today registers nearly a thousand registered participants. Continue reading

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Chess with the family… without leaving the house

The Cuban Chess Federation has an idea for a fun, educational way to spend some time with the family, staying home to help stop the spread of COVID-19: its first online tournament, using the platform www.lichess.org. Continue reading

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Cuban sports give Covid-19 no chance

The COVID-19 pandemic brought sport activities to a halt around the world. Faced with the situation, Cuba suspended all competitive events, as well as the preparation of its athletes for the Tokyo Olympic Games, with the primary objective of protecting the health of all members of our sports movement. Continue reading

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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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