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Sports News Roundup Nov. 13

Cuban Flag Will Be Hoisted Today in Veracruz

The Cuban flag will be hoisted today at the esplanade of the Convention Center in the Mexican city of Veracruz, headquarters of the XXII Central-American and Caribbean Games to be held from tomorrow until November 30th in 4 other secondary venues of that country.

According to sources from the organizing committee of the multi-sports event, besides Cuba's national flag, those of Colombia, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Panama and Mexico will be also hoisted today Thursday.

Similar events were held with delegations from Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Bahamas, Aruba, Venezuela, Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Guatemala on Wednesday.

Canoeing Is Expected to Give Medals to Cuba in Veracruz

Canoeing should give the first medals of the Cuban delegation that will participate in Veracruz-2014, said Cuba's Granma newspaper today.

Cuban kayak crew member Jorge Garcia could be the first Cuban on the podium, as he will be in the 1,000 meters K-1 competition, the first race to be held this Saturday, November 15, the starting day in the competitions.

Jorge convincingly won the Pan American Festival, a more demanding competition.
Cuban Greco-Roman Wrestler Mijian Lopez Leads PL Poll

Cuban Greco-Roman wrestler Mijaín López is the leader of the Prensa Latina sports poll to select the Best Athletes 2014, after he received the vote from Radio Varadero on Wednesday.

The radio station located in Matanzas province, west of Cuba, was supporting the 5th world title by the super-heavy wrestler in Uzbekistan, who reached 7 points, edging Argentinean soccer star Lionel Messi, pro baseball player Pablo Sandoval and Panamanian runner Alonso Edwards in 6 points, to lead the sports poll for the Best Athletes of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The 51st sports survey of Prensa Latina news agency to choose the best of Latin America and the Caribbean will close next December 21st and its results will be announced on Monday, the 22nd.

FIFA Report 'Erroneous', Says Lawyer Who Investigated Corruption Claims

FIFA's report into allegations of corruption during the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has been questioned --by the man who investigated claims of wrongdoing.

Michael Garcia, who conducted a two-year inquiry, says the report "contains numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations".

The report cleared World Cup hosts Russia and Qatar of wrongdoing. It also accused the English Football Association of flouting bid rules.

 

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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