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Cuban National Anti-Doping Program Consolidated

The Anti-Doping Laboratory of Cuba, opened in 2001, consolidates the national program against drugs in sports, said scientific bulletin En Red. En Red said that during 2006, 2,000 tests were done in the installation, and Mario Granda, its director, assures no Cuban athlete was punished for using illegal substances, though there were cases to whom other tests were necessary. Read More

Trip to Cuba was an eye-opener for Champion

He was pitching coach for Team USA. In two decades in the minor leagues, Chicago White Sox minor-league pitching coordinator Kirk Champion has seen plenty of pressure situations. But even Champion wasn't prepared for the lofty status baseball holds in Havana, Cuba. Champion was pitching coach last summer when Team USA nailed down a spot at the 2008 Summer Olympics by beating Cuba in the championship game of the Tournament of the Americas regional qualifier. Read More

Cuba cycling tour, backwards more exciting

Organizers of the 2008 Cycling Tour to Cuba are studying the possibility to dispute the race from west to east, to restore the emotion lost in the last years. Jose Pelaez, president of the Cuban Cycling Federation, admitted this choice is quite attractive since cycling is more passionately followed in the eastern provinces, since the event traditionally ends in the western part of the country, especially in the capital. Read More

US impedes cyclists from competing in Cuba

The US administration has once again blocked US athletes from participating at a competition in Cuba, this time the 32nd Vuelta a Cuba bicycle race. Jose Pelaez, president of the Cuban Cycling Federation, told Granma that the US team of cyclists in the under 23 category was invited to compete along with other organizations from around the world. Read More

Sprint Hurdler Robles beats World Record Holder in German Athletics Meeting

Cuban sprint hurdler Dayron Robles continued unbeaten in the 2007 indoor season as he beat Chinese arch rival and world record holder Liu Xiang on Saturday at the Sparkassencup track and field meeting in Stuttgart, Germany. The young Cuban hurdler, running in only his third indoor competition blew away Liu and everyone else with an amazing 7.38-second Personal Best clocking, obliterating his own world-leading time of 7.49 from earlier in the week. Liu placed second with 7.45as Ron Bramlett finished third in a distant 7.58. Read More

Several titles for Cuban Judokas in Belgium

The Cuban national men and women's judo teams began their annual European tour with very good results in two tournaments held over the weekend in Belgium. At the women's 23rd Open Tournament of Arlon, Cuba won five titles. On Saturday, in the Under-20 competition, the titles were for 48-kilo world champion Yanet Bermoy, Sheila Espinosa (52 kg) and Onix Cortés (63 kg). Read More

Cuba-India Exchange on Boxing and Cricket

A new chapter in relations between Cuba and India opened Thursday with the arrival to Havana of Indian Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Mani Shankar Aiyar. Staff at the Indian Embassy in Cuba told Granma that it is the first official visit of an Indian sports minister to the island and that among his activities Shankar will donate equipment for playing hockey and cricket, the most popular sports in India. Read More

Cuba to host World Fencing Cup in june

Cuba will host the 2007 competition for seven competitions in the World Villa de la Habana Cup in fencing in June, which competitors will include a good part of the best fencers on the globe, seeking universal rank. Read More

Cuba ranked ninth in Womens World Cycling

Cuban cycling is at a highpoint at the end of January. The female racers are now ranked ninth among the top 48 countries after the three championship phases in Sydney (November, 2006), Moscow (December) and Los Angles (January 2007). Read More

Cuba has a new Chess Champion

Grand Master Lazaro Bruzon regained the Cuban chess crown in five minutes Wednesday defeating defending champ GM Leinier Domínguez. In 2006, it was Dominguez who beat Bruzon in five minutes Read More

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