Alexandra Valkenburg, ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cuba, accompanied by the Cultural and Cooperation Attaché, Catherine Van Hooff, and Kristie de Rijke, player of Rotterdam´s Victoria Club, visited the National Field Hockey School, in the outskirts of Havana.
The universal record holder in men´s high jump (2.45m), Cuban Javier Sotomayor, said he was happy with the Sports Legend Award to be granted to him today by the Spanish sports newspaper As.
Cuban slugger Alfredo Despaigne was included in the ideal team of the Pacific League as a prize for his performance in the Japanese Professional Baseball League (NPB) this season.
Cubans Yoana Gonzalez and Lisandra Ordaz finished second and third in the 2019 Women´s Continental Chess Championship that run in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and which was won by Canadian Maili-Jade Ouellet, who in addition earned the solo berth the tournament granted for the World Championships.
Idalis Ortiz placed Cuba ninth in the IJF Osaka Grand Slam 2019, in Japan, after winning the silver medal, in a tournament widely dominated by the hosts, who earned 11 out of the 14 titles in dispute.
Cuba was included in group B of the Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament to be played in Arizona, United States, from March 22-26, 2020, in which also appear the squads of Colombia, Canada and Venezuela.
Cuba beat 5-0 Belize in their debut in the U20 Women´s UNCAF FIFA Forward Tournament 2019 which runs in Guatemala.
Jun Ogata, director of Sendai Ikuei Gakuen Incorporated, told the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) that this Japanese school invites them to do training there prior to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Mirka Francia became the fourth Cuban female player inducted to the International Volleyball Hall of Fame (IVHF), which since 1988 stimulates legendary players from its headquarters in Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States.
A Cuban team departed today to Canada to attend the FIBA Americas 2019 Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournament, to run in that nation from November 14-17.
Cuban sprinter Omara Durand added another title in the 2019 World Para Athletics Championship of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where she will go in search of three gold medals.
Vladimir Sola became Cuba´s first universal junior champion when earning the title in the 2019 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships that took place last weekend in Florida, United States.
Cuba was unproductive again when falling 0-7 to the favorite host team of South Korea, thus saying goodbye to the 2019 WBSC Premier 12 Baseball Tournament.
Victim once again of its extremely poor batting, Cuba fell against Canada, in its debut for Group C of the 2019 WBSC Premier 12 Baseball Tournament, based in South Korea.
The Cuban pair of Yanileydis Sanchez and Lidiannys Echevarria ranked second at the ninth stop of the 2019 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour when losing to the American couple of Corinne Quiggle and Falyn Fonoimoana.
Cuban ace Julio Cesar La Cruz was ratified as Boxing Ambassador for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as part of a prestigious payroll of five men and as many women equally distributed across continents.
Cuba became champion of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) U14 Girls Challenge Series, which took place at the Ato Boldon stadium in Trinidad and Tobago, after winning the three games they played there.