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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Best athletes of 2006 in Cuba

ATHLETE Zulia Calatayud and boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux were selected as the best athletes of 2006 in Cuba, from a survey of the National Sports Institute (INDER), which also elected baseball the most outstanding team sport.
Baseball, most outstanding team.
According to the 130 votes of INDER specialists (74) and members of the Sports Writers Circle of the Cuban Union of Journalists (56), this year’s analysis included representatives of 10 disciplines.
Baseball was chosen as the most outstanding team and collective sport, while athletics was the best individual sport and cyclist Lisandro Guerra novice of the year.

Monday, November 20, 2006

First victory

The real Cuba finally stood up to be counted on Sunday as they destroyed a surprisingly flat Australian side 3-0 for their first Pool B win of the FIVB Volleyball World Championship for Men in Fukuoka.After their four-set loss to Brazil on the opening day, Cuba slumped to a 3-0 loss to Germany on Saturday. But captain Allen Pimienta vowed that "a proper" Cuban team would take the court against the Aussies.And so it was as his team won 25-15, 25-19, 25-20 to improve their record to 1-2 after three matches.Australia, who were battling all the way in defeats to Germany and France, fell to 0-3 and face an uphill task to qualify for the second round in Hiroshima.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Great game aganist Brazil

Favourites Brazil recovered from a first-set shock to defeat Cuba 3-1 in the opening Pool B match as the defending champions turned in a 21-25, 25-19, 25-15, 25-22 victory. France overcame some stubborn resistance from Greece to score a 3-1 win in their first match. The French dropped the third set before clinching a 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 25-17 victory at Fukuoka’s Marine Messe stadium. France’s captain Stephane Antiga was pleased with the win, especially given the short amount of time the team had to prepare before the World Championship. “The first match is always very difficult,” he said. “We were very nervous and didn't have a lot of time to prepare, only two weeks. We are very happy with this victory because against Greece the past two times we lost so it's nice to get back at them and a nice start to the competition.”

Friday, November 03, 2006

Message from Jacques Rogge

The 11th edition of the World Sport for AII Congress will bring together experts from across the world to debate a major theme: «Physical activity: benefits and challenges».Organised for the first time in Havana (Cuba), from 31 October to 3 November 2006, and placed under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), this Congress will assess the progress made in implementing policies and measures for Sport for All.I should like to congratulate the Cuba National Olympic Committee for its great contribution to the organization of this Congress, which reminds us that sport is more than ever part of social development and that physical activity is essential to guarantee a healthy body and mind.It is thanks to such a congress that the Olympic and sports Movement, in close cooperation with governmental and non-governmental organizations dealing with physical activity and sport, will be able to achieve our common goal for this third millennium: to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of the human being.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Cuban´s Multimedalits in Cartagena 2006

Principals cuban´s multimedalist in XX Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena 2006.

Name Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total

LEURIS PUPO REQUEJO Shooting (3-1-0) 4
YOHANDRYS HERNANDEZ COBAS Weightlifting (3-0-0) 3

Top General Multimedalist

Name Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total

LINDA LORENA OCHOA VIDAL(Mex) Archery (6-1-0) 7
ROBERTO JOSE ELIAS OROZCO(Mex) Shooting (6-0-0) 6
ALBERT SUBIRATS ALVES(Ven) Swimming (5-2-0) 7
CYNTHIA YASMIN VALDEZ PEREZ Gymnastics Rhythmic (5-0-0) 5

Monday, July 31, 2006

Quick recovery Commander

The Cuban sport movement wishes to the Commander Fidel Castro a quick recovery after being surgery by intestinal complications, for more information click here

Tonigth aganist Bulgaria

The standings in Pool D for the third weekend will be decided on Tuesday as Cuba returns from a 0-3 loss to Puerto Rico in the final match of 20th Central American and Caribbean Games to face Bulgaria. The 2005 World League bronze medallists currently share the Pool D lead with Bulgaria, both with four wins in four games. The first match will be held Monday at 20.40 and the second will be Tuesday at 14.00 (local times), as the Cubans will travel to Egypt and Bulgaria return to Varna later that night.


The city is happy. The XX Central American and Caribbean Sports Games Cartagena 2006 were carried out with a magical shine in the Heroic city. The Flame which represents this jousts was lit during the 15 days this games were being unfolded as it where located in the centre of the planet.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Bruzón expect beat Radjabov again

Our chess star Lázaro Bruzón(2667), now taking part on Biel Tournament, will play aganist Teimour Radjabov(2728) eleventh on raking list. Bruzón will go in search repeat his performance, two months ago where he beat Radjabov on the Olympics in Turin. A victory could take up Bruzon some positions into the table, now 4th with 1.5 pt after three draws and a defeat. The tournament is leading by Alexander Morozevich(2 731) and Magnus Carlsen (2 675), both with 3 points.