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How the US blockade of Cuba affects sports and culture

“Cuban sports, acknowledged in the rest of the world for the mark it has left on a number of events in all categories, also faces many roadblocks for its development and consolidation.”

The annual Terry Fox Run in Cuba is the largest in the world.

The annual Terry Fox Run in Cuba is the largest in the world.

Today the United Nations General Assembly is voting for the 23rd consecutive year on Cuba’s Resolution 68/8 against the U.S. blockade of the island republic entitled “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.” Each year the resolution has passed with an increasing majority. In this post, we are providing information about the effects of this criminal blockade in the sphere of sports and culture. Continue reading

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Militarism and sports

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Peter Miller and Daniel Lyder

An oft-repeated opinion in the sports media is that sports and politics should absolutely never mix. If an athlete chooses to use his or her spotlight to voice or display a social or political opinion sports journalists, sports owners, and sports executives will often voice their disapproval.

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UN creates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

UN creates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

(23/08/2013) – In a historic decision, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly today approved by consensus a proclamation establishing an International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. The Day will be celebrated each year on 6 April, the date of the opening of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, by UN member states and other stakeholders. In this context, the General Assembly recalled the IOC’s role in promoting healthy lifestyles and creating access to sport for as many people as possible.
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UN: Cuba warns against mercantilism in sports

UNITED NATIONS (October 19, 2011) — Cuba warned in the United Nations that the benefits of sports for the well-being and health of the people are hampered when mercantilism and business prevail and only a small minority can have access to it. Continue reading

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