Sports


Rugby & US Football in Cuba, Past and Present

October 15, 2017 | 2 comments

Rugby, in its different forms, has been played in Cuba for many years, although it still continues to suffer a kind of curse because it doesn’t receive the institutional support it should.




Leinier Dominguez: I Try to Reach My Limits in Chess

September 23, 2017 | No Comments »

When entering the home of Lenier Dominguez in Havana, a board with a game of chess with glass pieces receives you in the middle of a small table in the middle of this living room, and you already realize that you aren’t in anyone’s old home, but in a kind of temple where Caissa, the goddess of 64 squares, rules.




Yasmany Acosta, a Cuban Wrester Competing for Chile

August 31, 2017 | No Comments »

Chile took the medal for South America in the World Wrestling Championships a few days ago in Paris. However, this historic event is in grand part due to Cuba’s group of trainers. Yasmani Acosta was the one responsible for this debut on the medal stand at the 2017 Paris Championships.




Cuba Baseball 2017 Schedule

August 22, 2017 | No Comments »

Many visitors to Cuba like to catch a baseball game as part of their trip. The 2017-2018 season got under way on August 5th. The first round of play continues through October 3rd.




A Cuba-Canada Baseball Relationship

August 21, 2017 | 2 comments

Last month, from July 14 to July 25, a Cuban baseball team visited Vancouver Island, on Canada’s west coast. The team from Union de Reyes in Matanzas province was hosted by the Chemainus & District Baseball Association. (8 photos)




Baseball in Cuba, Where’s it Going?

July 11, 2017 | 8 comments

Word on the street has caused uneasiness among managers and trainers, but every day there are less and less ways of avoiding it: Cuban baseball is suffering a crisis and nothing else. Teams involved in international competitions have just proven this in recent days.




Cuba Continues Losing Ways in Baseball

July 4, 2017 | 3 comments

The Cuban squad managed by Roger Machado suffered its second defeat in the friendly series with a university team of the United States. Including the team’s play in the Can-Am league in Canada, the islanders now have 18 losses in 23 games.




Cuba Baseball Coaches Get Rough with Canadian Umpires

June 30, 2017 | 12 comments

The Cuban team playing in the Can-Am baseball league in Canada ended its play for the season with a loss to the Rockland Boulders on Thursday. However, all hell broke loose in the 9th inning after an overturned call, in a highly embarrassing finish silenced thus far in Cuba.




Sentences Reduced on Cuban Volleyball Players Convicted of Rape in Finland

June 30, 2017 | 2 comments

Five Cuban volleyball players convicted after a rape scandal in Finland received a reduction in their sentences by an appeals court in the northern city of Turku, and one of them was immediately released.




Reoffending Cuban Volleyball Players

April 27, 2017 | No Comments »

Less than a month ago, there was a commotion in international sports media outlets after a report was published about the five Cuban volleyball players who are locked up in Finland, complaining about their living conditions and the lack of communication with their families.