The number of world records established since the beginning of the Games in Argentina-51 can be counted on two hands | SIGFREDO BARROS SEGRERA
Pedro Pérez Dueñas sets triple jump record in 1971 | Granma
(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 →
The global sports industry’s income exceeds the GDP of entire nations, and continues to foster inequality | ALIET ARZOLA LIMA, Granma
(July 9) – Lightweight footwear under one hundred grams; swimsuits designed by experts in hydrodynamics that “cut” through the water with maximum efficiency; sensors placed in different accessories that calculate heart rate and provide other real time information; rackets that reduce vibration transfer resulting from the impact of the ball… Continue reading →
CERRO PELADO 50TH ANNIVERSARY | The United States attempted to prevent Cuban athletes from participating in the Central American and Caribbean Games in 1966. Prohibited from arriving by air, the delegation traveled by sea aboard the Cerro Pelado and went on to win 77 medals | Ciro Pérez Hebra*