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Cuban Sports Pride Wounded in Toronto

July 28, 2015 | 5 comments

Cuba’s fourth place at the recently concluded Pan-American Games was as unexpected as it was painful. With 36 gold medals, 20 less than planned, Cuba walked away with the slimmest gold harvest since 1971, when the incredible story of how the island became the United States’ runner-up at these tournaments began to be written in Cali, Colombia.




Cuba’s Impossible, Unnecessary and Immoral Efforts at the Pan-American Games

July 27, 2015 | 3 comments

The latest Pan-American Games came to an end and Cuban sports authorities are very much distressed. The local predictions made prior to the competition suffered from an excess of optimism. Cuba’s delegation came out in fourth place. The official aim of retaining the island’s second place was not reached.




Cuba’s Bitter Pan-American Games

July 27, 2015 | 7 comments

Cuba didn’t fare too well at the Pan-American Games. For the first time since 1967, it came in fourth, bumped back from the habitual second place, and saw an avalanche of desertions by athletes who left for the United States.




Legendary Cuban Athlete Javier Sotomayor Now a Spanish Citizen

July 24, 2015 | 2 comments

Former Cuban athlete Javier Sotomayor, considered the best high jumper in history, was just nationalized Spanish, reported dpa news.




A Sport-Filled Summer in Havana

July 22, 2015 | 1 Comment »

It’s a scorching hot day in Havana. One need only go out for a stroll to work up a good sweat. The sun makes its hot presence felt in the Cuban capital, where, despite this, many people continue to practice sports. (31 photos)




Cuba Rallies to Win Bronze for Baseball at Pan Am Games, Canada Takes Gold

July 19, 2015 | 2 comments

Cuba rallied for a four-run bottom of the ninth walk-off 7-6 win for the bronze over Puerto Rico and Canada with a three-run bottom of the tenth took the game away from the USA, also by the score of 7-6, for the gold.




Cuba Blows 5-1 Lead, Falls 6-5 to USA in Pan Am Baseball Semifinals

July 18, 2015 | 1 Comment »

In a repeat of the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara the Cuban national team was defeated in the semifinal round on Saturday by its eternal baseball rival, the United States.




Cuba-USA in Classic Semifinal Game Today in Toronto

July 18, 2015 | 2 comments

Team USA took away Canada’s unbeaten status on Friday and will now meet Cuba in the semifinal game of the Pan American Games baseball tournament on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. (ET).




Cuba Awaits Semifinal Rival in Pan American Games Baseball

July 17, 2015 | 3 comments

After ending its qualifying round play with a come from behind 11-6 win over Nicaragua, the Cuban baseball team has the day off on Friday. The day’s games will determine who Cuba plays on Saturday in their semifinal contest.




Cuba to Semifinals with 9-5 Win Over DR

July 16, 2015 | No Comments »

With little room for another defeat, the Cuban national baseball team went into Ajax Park Stadium in Toronto on Wednesday and got the job done starting with a big first inning rally, reported Ray Otero of baseballdecuba.com.