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That hour that flew by like a minute

1975-fidel-y-deportistas“This triumph is of great sporting significance, of great psychological significance, of great patriotic significance and of great revolutionary significance.”

These were Fidel’s first words on welcoming home the volleyball players who had won gold medals at the 4th North, Central American, and Caribbean Volleyball Championships in Los Angeles, August 1975. Continue reading

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Legendary Cuban volleyball coach passes away

Eugenio George Laffita – considered to be the best women’s team coach of the 20th century by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB)

Eugenio George with the fantastic Morenas del Caribe.

Eugenio George Laffita, prize-winning coach who for years trained Cuba’s women’s volleyball teams, winners of three Olympic and two World Championship gold medals, died May 31, at 81 years of age, of cancer.
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