The emblematic Cuban judo coach Ronaldo Veitía has died

The emblematic Cuban judo coach Ronaldo Veitía has died

Hilarión Ronaldo Veitía Valdivié, the Cuban women’s judo coach recognized as one of the best in the world, died this Monday in Havana at the age of 75, after several weeks of hospitalization between Cuba and Spain. The news was confirmed by several media outlets and represents the loss of a Cuban coach who trained…

Olympic champion Ismael Borrero leaves Team Cuba in Mexico

Olympic champion Ismael Borrero leaves Team Cuba in Mexico

Ismael Borrero, Olympic champion in the discipline of Greco-Roman wrestling in Rio de Janeiro 2016, abandoned the Cuban delegation that will participate in the Pan American Championship of the discipline, to be held in Acapulco, Mexico. Borrero, 30, made the trip with the entire Cuban team but, after arriving in Mexico, he left the concentration…

Aroldis Chapman asks for support for the Cuban Professional Ballplayers Association

Aroldis Chapman asks for support for the Cuban Professional Ballplayers Association

Cuban baseball player Aroldis Chapman, pitcher for the New York Yankees, asked baseball fans around the world to support the Cuban Professional Ballplayers Association, recently created in Miami. “To all baseball fans and followers, I ask on behalf of myself and free Cubans, to support the Cuban Professional Ballplayers Association, so we can take a…

The Cuban Baseball All-Star Game will be held in Matanzas

The Cuban Baseball All-Star Game will be held in Matanzas

The city of Matanzas will host the All-Star Game of the 61st National Baseball Series (SNB) in Cuba, sports authorities announced on Monday, March 7. The event, which will take place on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20, will gather at the Victoria de Girón stadium the best-performing ballplayers in the first two months…

Olympic champion leaves official Cuban delegation in Mexico

Olympic champion leaves official Cuban delegation in Mexico

Cuban canoeist Fernando Dayán Jorge, Olympic champion in Tokyo 2020, abandoned the official delegation with which he was traveling to Mexico to have a preparation base, the official sports weekly Jit reported Sunday. The National Canoeing Commission (CNC), the newspaper said, criticized the athlete’s actions and stated that “this is a serious indiscipline that ruins…

Cuban authorities deny entry into Cuba to baseball player Yulieski Gourriel

Cuban authorities deny entry into Cuba to baseball player Yulieski Gourriel

Cuban immigration authorities denied this Saturday, January 29, entry to Cuba to baseball player Yulieski Gourriel, who left the Cuban team at the 2016 Caribbean Series held in the Dominican Republic. Gourriel’s relatives were left waiting for him in Varadero, where they were going to spend a few days of vacation together, as announced by…

Cuban diver Anisley García wins sports scholarship and will train in Russia

Cuban diver Anisley García wins sports scholarship and will train in Russia

Cuban diver Anisley Garcia is expected to arrive in the Russian city of Kazan in early February, after being invited to train at the international water sports center located there. The queen of ornamental diving at the recent I Pan American Youth Games Cali 2021 will spend a year in Russia, as announced by the…

The Cuban government gives Peugeot and Mercedes Benz cars as gifts to sports stars

The Cuban government gives Peugeot and Mercedes Benz cars as gifts to sports stars

By agreement of the Executive Committee of the Council of Ministers, this Wednesday, January 12, four-time Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling champion Mijaín López received the keys to a Mercedes Benz E-200. Lopez was selected among the best athletes of 2021 in Cuba, after making history at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, when he was crowned as…

Industriales team roster for the 61st National Baseball Series announced

Industriales team roster for the 61st National Baseball Series announced

The Industriales team that will participate in the next Cuban baseball season was made official this week in a presentation in which the objective of going after the national title was ratified. According to the statements of Industriales’ manager, Guillermo Carmona, the preparation started on November 15, at the Santiago Changa Mederos stadium fulfilled the…

Cuba: Date of the next Capablanca in Memoriam Chess Tournament is modified

Cuba: Date of the next Capablanca in Memoriam Chess Tournament is modified

The president of the Cuban Chess Federation, Carlos Rivero, announced that the next edition of the international Capablanca in Memoriam tournament will be held from April 18 to 28, and not in early May as traditionally happens. Rivero, also national chess commissioner, pointed out that the tournament will be held at the Hotel Nacional de…