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Julio César La Cruz won his fourth world gold medal. Photo: Cubasí.

Cuba won the World Boxing Championship “blow by blow”

The Cuban team cleanly won a juicy booty in the Hamburg 2017 World Boxing Championship: five gold and two silver medals. The island went to Hamburg with nine boxers and didn’t leave much for the other countries because it came … Continued

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Lewis Hamilton during his visit to the island. Photo: Lewis Hamilton’s Instagram.

Lewis Hamilton “in love” with Cuba

“Falling in love with Cuba,” the F1 three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton wrote in Instagram about his visit to the island. On holiday in the Caribbean, Hamilton arrived in Cuba to get to know the programs that UNICEF (he has … Continued

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The return of the golf clubs

Golf clubs don’t have an edifying connection to Cuba. In April 1959, three months after the establishment of revolutionary power, Fidel Castro traveled to the United States as a guest of the American Society of News Editors, which was understood … Continued

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Wahine Project meeting with girl surfers on the beach on 70th Street in Havana. September 2016. Photo: OlaPiCreative.

Wahine Project Cuba: girls riding the surf

Yaya did not win them over with candy or soft drinks. She, Yaliagni Guerrero, was able to gather on an April morning so many children in Santa Fe beach because she has given them an opportunity of surfing on an … Continued

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Photo: Marita Pérez Díaz

Soccer ball Dauphin sets new record

Twelve minutes with the ball on the forehead. Twelve long minutes floating in the water, without his feet touching the bottom of the pool, maintaining the highest mental concentration and balance so that the ball wouldn’t fall from his head. … Continued

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The Havana Cubans celebrating their triumph the 1946 championship of the Florida International League. Photo: elnuevoherald.com.

Havana Cubans: “One more step and we’re there”

On April 17, 1946, the Havana Cubans made their debut in La Tropical Stadium. It was a Cuban team founded by U.S. scout Joe Cambria which participated with that name in eight U.S. organized baseball series. A year later, with … Continued

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Antonio Lusson, a Cuban in kite surfing

“I have two knee operations because of kite surfing. They inserted two screws and a staple for the rest of my life; I’ve dislocated my shoulders several times and I also have many sprained ankles. I’ve broken my ribs four … Continued

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Soccer 3-Baseball 0

At 4:20 p.m. of March 1, 2017, there are no shouts of “Homerun” in Cuban streets as used to happen before. In the park, in the street, in the plot of land, the only that unmistakable word heard: “Goooooal!” Like … Continued

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Alfredo de Oro. Photo: Harris & Ewing (1914)

De Oro

The public surrounded the table, expectant. Jerome Keogh caresses the tip of his cue and observes attentively his rival’s turn. Only nine balls separate him from the world billiard title in the modality of continues pool, while his opponent needs … Continued

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Alain Alvarez Legrá (to the right) with his brother Ernesto in the 2016 Miami Open. Photo: Courtesy of the interviewee.

A Cuban in the elite world of tennis

When tennis is mentioned today Cuba is not usually thought of. Neither its great stars – like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or the Williams sisters – nor its most renowned scenarios at present are related to the island. … Continued

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