OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE

Cuban Baseball Federation and MLB reach historic agreement

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“Today is a happy day for Cuban baseball, for the world, the people of Cuba and the United States,” stated Higinio Vélez Carrión, president of the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB), referring to the agreement to allow Cuban players to sign with the Major Leagues

JORDAN DÍAZ

One, two, three… What a cool jump!

At only 17 years of age, Jordan Díaz won the triple jump championship at the Youth Olympics, this year in Buenos Aires.

“Every year that goes by, I can get better. I’m only 17 and I think the goal is to move forward. I’m not looking for records, what’s important to me is to get better, break my own records”

Ronaldo Veitía: A giant of the tatami

Veitía is not accustomed to doing nothing, and is now training children between five and 15 years of age.

For more than 30 years, Veitía led the national women’s judo team and became one of the world’s longest-serving national team coaches. His recent induction into the Judo Hall of Fame is more than deserved recognition of his efforts

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist

The U.S. volleyball team last played in Havana in 2016.

The Trump administration have caused a setback in sports relations between Cuba and the U.S. - affecting international volleyball competition notably, among other negative consequences

Golden women

Driulis González.

Only 40 countries have won more than 10 gold medals in the Olympics, and Cuban women have won 12

BARRANQUILLA 2018

Ambitious goals set

Serguey Torres, one of Cuba’s canoeing stars.

Cuban canoeing athletes will participate in the ten events of the competition

NORCECA U19 VOLLEYBALL (M)

Cuba retains its crown in Costa Rica

Cuba retains its crown in Costa Rica.

The Cuban team defeated the United States in straight sets (25-17, 25-17 and 25-20), to retain the Norceca U19 Continental Volleyball Championship crown

INTERNATIONAL BOXING

Two paths to success

Erislandy Savón (left) is favorite to win gold in the Central American and Caribbean Games.

The Cuban team is in excellent form as its prepares for the two biggest challenges of the year: the World Series of Boxing final and the Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games

Cubans claim gold and silver in Duisburg

The experienced Serguey Torres (right) and Fernando Dayán Jorge, had a successful weekend competing in the Canoe Sprint World Cup in the German city of Duisburg.

Cuban canoeists Fernando Dayán Jorge and Serguey Torres won gold and silver respectively in the C1- 5,000 meters event this May 27, on the last day of theCanoe Sprint World Cup in the German city of Duisburg

On the field… everyday

Víctor Bejerano accumulated impressive statistics during his 24-year career.

There are few players who, with their devotion to baseball and hard work, have played more than 20 years - some are well known, others not, but all deserving of more respect

Technology and sports: A winning formula

Images provided by Motion II software allow for mistakes to be detected and corrected.

In Cuba, the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation has established laboratories with a variety of technologies to more effectively manage athletes’ training and improve performances

Basketball in El Salvador

Torres and Valdés win silver

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Cuban basketball players Orestes Torres and Lisván Valdés finished second in the last round of El Salvador’s basketball league, after their team Santa Tecla BC lost against Halcones de Sonzacate in the final

For the good of the community

Jorge López Reyes received the Martyrs of Barbados Medal for his work supporting community sports.

For Jorge López Reyes, a community sports facilitator in his neighborhood of Aldabó in the municipality of Boyeros, Havana province, receiving the Martyrs of Barbados Medal, is recognition of the good work he has been doing in his community

Key West-Havana crossing

New powerboat record set!

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Jay Johnson and Nigel Hook from the U.S., broke the powerboat record travelling from Key West to Havana on August 17, in one hour 18 minutes and three second

Juan Miguel has wind in his sails

Juan Miguel Echevarría soared through the air in Stockholm and confirmed his spot among the world’s best long jumpers.

Cuba’s young star leapt for a spectacular 8.83 meters, taking the long jump title at the Diamond League’s sixth event of the season

Closer to Barranquilla

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José Antonio Miranda, head of Cuban High Performance Sports, spoke with Granma International

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