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XVIII Pan Am Games: A world away

By TONY SEED

Do you remember the Pan-American Games in 2015 in Toronto? It was a festival of sport and friendship of more than 6,000 young athletes from the Americas with venues throughout Southern Ontario. To raise the army of volunteers needed for various tasks, more than 60,000 people came forward to be selected, and of these only a third were chosen. Canada organized a delegation of its top athletes, who finished second in the medal standing. The Rogers Centre was packed for the closing ceremonies. The hosts built more than ten new facilities and 15 others were remodelled, to inspire the crowds that filled them. The privately-owned Hamilton Tiger Cats even finally walked away with a new stadium paid for by public tax dollars and renamed after some coffee chain owned in Brazil. 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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Two more Cuban players to play baseball in Canada

Cubans Donal Duarte and Alexander Malleta join the Ottawa Champions team roster in the independent Can-Am League | Otawa Champions

Cubans Donal Duarte and Alexander Malleta join the Ottawa Champions team roster in the independent Can-Am League | Otawa Champions

Cubans join the Ottawa Champions team roster next season in the independent Can-Am League

The national commissioner of baseball in Cuba, Heriberto Suarez, announced in mid-May – a day before the start of the new season of the Can-Am League – that the Ottawa Champions had confirmed on their official website the participation of the Donal Duarte and Alexander Malleta on the club’s roster. Continue reading

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Cuba’s national baseball team plays in Canada and USA

Cuba’s national baseball team is in Canada from June 9 – 19 to play 10 games against the three Canadian teams in the Can-Am professional baseball league. All games will count towards Can-Am League standings. After its games in Canada, the Cuban team will play a further nine games against the three Can-Am teams based in the U.S. A final match will take place July 2 in Trois‐Rivières, Quebec between Cuba and the Japanese team Shikoku Island League All-Stars, who are playing regular season games against Can-Am teams at the same time as the Cuban team. Continue reading

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