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Sports News Roundup Nov. 11

Xalapa's Sport Facilities for Veracruz-2014 Are Ready

Sports facilities in the Mexican city of Xalapa were delivered by Carlos Sosa Ahumada, General Director of the sport event on Monday, and are now ready for the Central American and Caribbean Games, Veracruz-2014 from the 14th to the 30th of this month.

The official presented the Heriberto Jara Corona Athletics Stadium and the Omega Sports Complex, which will host athletes of table tennis and badminton.

According to the top executive, the Olympic venue will house 450 athletes representing 31 countries and is the most important discipline for its Central-American, Pan-American and Olympic levels, while the other facility, completely renovated, certified by international authorities and fully provided with modern media and doping control and dressing rooms, will host table tennis.

Anier García's Statements

The Cuban Anier García, Olympic champion in Sydney 2000 and bronze in Athens 2004 in the 110 meter hurdles, is already in Veracruz to support the new generation of athletics in his country.

Now retired, Anier sees very attractive but tense games in athletics as the regional level has grown a lot, and even forecasts 2 or 3 Central-American records. "...Cuba has a very good and complete team that will excel in all specialties," said the sport star.

The now adviser as technical liaison with the Veracruz-2014 Committee (Cover), finally indicated that, after leading the medal table in 11 occasions, Cuban delegation is fine and will try to get that throne lost by not attending Mayagüez 2010.

Cuba-Mongolia Sport Agreement

Cuba and Mongolia have signed a 5-year Agreement of Sports Cooperation to boost the bilateral ties on sports management and administration.

The accord was signed by Mongolia Ambassador Otgonbayar Davaasambuu and Antonio Becali, president of Cuban National Sports Institute (INDER) on Monday, reports Xinhua in Havana.

The agreement covers a wide range of areas, such as sports infrastructure, information and sports documentation and anti-doping collaboration.

Becalli stressed that the signing of the agreement "revitalized" the history of the sport collaboration between both countries, and recalled the participation of Cuban boxers at the classic Tournament Ulan Bator.

The Mongolian ambassador, on the other hand, expressed his gratefulness for the signing of this agreement, "which will contribute to further deepening the sports links between Cuba and Mongolia".


Cuban Lisandra Guerra won in women individual sprint a bronze medal in the World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Anastasiia Voinova won the gold previously a dominant Junior rider (winning five world titles) Anastasiia Voinova celebrated an excellent win on the Mexican track.

The Russian beat China's Guo Shuang from Max Success Pro Cycling Team who got silver and Cuba's Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez.

For Voinova, bronze medalist in the 500 meter time trial in Cali, Colombia last season, the hard work of confirming that she deserves her position at the top is just beginning.

Now she has 150 points for the World Cup ranking and from here, she will compete in December and in Cali in January 2015 while the Chinese Shang 135 and Guerra 120.



Edited by Ivan Martínez
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