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Cuba to create Olympic golf federation

<p style="text-align: justify;">The president of the Cuban Olympic Committee announced that the country will set up a golf federation to prepare for the introduction of the sport to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.José Ramón Fernández, according to Prensa Latina, pointed out that the country has few golf courses, and that new ones, planned to be built soon, will be dedicated mainly to tourism.“The tourism ministry has among its projects to increase the number of golf courses,” Fernández said. Likewise, the Cuban Olympic Committee will create a rugby federation. Rugby will also bow as an Olympic discipline in 2016. Read More

Indian boxers off to fine start in Cuba tourney

<p style="text-align: justify;">PTI | Jun 3, 2011, 03.15pm IST.&nbsp; NEW DELHI: Indian boxers made a resounding start at the Giraldo Cordova Cardin Memorial Boxing Tournament with all four in action on the opening day advancing to the next round with contrasting wins in Havana, Cuba. Santosh Harijan (52kg), Kuldeep Singh (75kg), Manpreet Singh (91kg) and Paramjeet Samota (+91kg) clinched wins at the Ramon Fonst multi-sports hall to enter the second round Read More

Georgian FM Visits Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 3 Jun.'11 / 14:41. Georgian Foreign Minister, Grigol Vashadze, met with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez in Havana on June 2.The Foreign Ministry of Cuba said in a statement on its website that during the meeting the two ministers "reviewed the current state of bilateral relations" and reiterated readiness to deepen bilateral cooperation. Read More

Tyrone Smith Wins In Germany

<p style="text-align: justify;">June 2, 2011 by bernews· Tyrone Smith won the Men’s Long Jump at the 13th Internationals Leichtathletik Track Meet in Dessau, Germany yesterday [June 1].Mr Smith topped the Men’s Long Jump Leaderboard with a leap of 7.88m, Povilas Mykolaitis of Lithuania finished second with a leap of 7.82m, while Wilfredo Martinez of Cuba finished third leaping 7.75m.This win follows after his victory at the IAAF World Challenge/Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Japan last month. Read More

Cuba Hopes to Have 29 Golf Courts

<p style="text-align: justify;">Based on the growth of the tourism industry, Cuban authorities of the sector hope to have, in 15 years, 29 golf courts throughout the island. New legislation confirms the strategies allowing a greater expansion of the industry, while the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) diversifies the tourism offerings to include more specialized areas such as golf.&nbsp; Read More

Cuba and South Africa Discuss Potential Joint Ventures

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Rodolfo Salomón. In spite of the huge geographical distance setting them apart, Cuba and South Africa are working towards boosting their economic and commercial links, and raise them to the excellent level of their political relations. This is evident in successive visits by specialists, delegation exchange and implementation of bilateral business meetings, the last of which took place this month.&nbsp; Read More

Castro sister organizes Bridge tournament

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuba hosted its first-ever international Bridge tournament, as teams from 20 nations in the Caribbean and Central America faced off at Cuba Bridge 2011 in hotels in Havana and Varadero May 20-28.The Cuban event was a qualifier for the Bermuda Bowl world championships, to be held in the Netherlands in October. None of the Cuban pairs was able to advance to the finals. Read More

2013 Baseball Classic with 28 Teams

<p style="text-align: justify;">The World Baseball Classic 2013 (WBC) will involve 28 teams in all its phases, informed the Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig.According to the head of the organizing committee, there will be a new preliminary round of 16 teams, with the entry of Brazil, Colombia, Nicaragua, Spain, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Britain, Israel, New Zealand, the Philippines and Thailand.In this first stage, scheduled for late 2012. Read More

Government discussing ground rules with golf developers

<p style="text-align: justify;">One week after the 6th Communist Party Congress ended in April, Grupo Empresarial Extrahotelero Palmares S.A. — the state company in charge of golf developments on the island — invited the foreign groups to hold successive three-day meetings to discuss terms, Cuban sources close to the negotiations say. At least two of the groups have agreed to terms.The four projects have a collective value between $1 billion and $2 billion.The discussions in the meetings were about a chronogram to form a joint venture with Palmares, the ownership split in the joint venture. Read More

AmericanTours International Offers Educational “People to People” Travel to Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AmericanTours International (ATI) Chairman and CEO Noel Irwin Hentschel announced Wednesday (1) that “ATI-Study Cuba in Cuba” is now available at “The recent opening of academic travel to Cuba by the Obama administration allows universities to immediately activate study abroad programs with CubaATI,” stated CEO Hentschel, who is completing her thesis research in Havana and Santiago de Cuba. Read More