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Former Olympic champ barred from competing for Cuba
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Former Olympic champ barred from competing for Cuba

Jun 22 2013, 3:47am CDT | by

Havana, June 22 (IANS) Cuban hurdler Dayron Robles, who won the gold medal in the 110-metre hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and set a world record, has been barred from representing his nation at any international competition due to a lack of discipline and ethics, the National Athletics Federation announced.

Havana, June 22 — Cuban hurdler Dayron Robles, who won the gold medal in the 110-metre hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and set a world record, has been barred from representing his nation...

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Former Olympic champ barred from competing for Cuba

Jun 22 2013, 3:47am CDT | by

Havana, June 22 (IANS) Cuban hurdler Dayron Robles, who won the gold medal in the 110-metre hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and set a world record, has been barred from representing his nation at any international competition due to a lack of discipline and ethics, the National Athletics Federation announced.

Havana, June 22 — Cuban hurdler Dayron Robles, who won the gold medal in the 110-metre hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and set a world record, has been barred from representing his nation at any international competition due to a lack of discipline and ethics, the National Athletics Federation announced.

"Cuba did not support nor did it authorise Dayron to compete, due to a problem of discipline and sporting ethics," said federation president Alberto Juantorena Friday, according to the online edition of the weekly Trabajadores (Workers), reports Xinhua.

Robles "lost his status to represent Cuba, and it was reported to the Council of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF)", Juantorena said.

Juantorena defended Cuba's move, saying it is "against the great powers stealing athletes from underdeveloped countries".

Robles, 26, who apparently initiated the split, announced in January that he was leaving the federation, and competed two weeks ago at the Primo Nebiolo Memorial meet in Turin, Italy, "as an independent", where he came in sixth with a time of 13.82 seconds. American Omoghan Osaghae won the race in 13.49.

The world record holder could decide to adopt the citizenship of another country, but would have to wait two years before competing under a new flag.

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The Red Sox recently held a private workout for Cuban free-agent PF Yasmany Tomas, according to Boston reporter Rob Bradford (WEEI, Nov. 3). However, “The likelihood of the Red Sox becoming of a major player for the 23-year-old still appears slim,” says Bradford. “There is some concern in the organization regarding Tomas’ swing-and-miss totals while playing in Cuba.” Tomas could end up signing a seven-year deal for up to $110 million (MLBTR, Sept. 24). Unfortunately for New York, ...
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My Cuban Corvette Adventure

Oct 27 2014 2:08pm CDT | Source: Corvette Forum

While on a trip to Cuba recently I found two of the reportedly five C1 Corvettes on the island. Here is the video and article from my website...Hope you enjoy it! http://www.dri ...
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Second Baseman Andy Ibanez Leaves Cuba

Oct 27 2014 12:34pm CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

Andy Ibanez, a 21-year-old second baseman, has left Cuba in pursuit of a Major League contract, Baseball America’s Ben Badler reports.  The 5’10”, 183-pound, right-handed hitting Ibanez is believed to have left Cuba sometime before September 21, which was the start of the Serie Nacional season. Baseball America recently ranked Ibanez eighth on their list of the best prospects still in Cuba, with Badle ...
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Political artillery: Farc chiefs join Colombian peace talks in Cuba

Oct 24 2014 12:50pm CDT | Source: the guardian

Presence of top Farc commanders could signal shift towards a lasting resolution in Latin Americas longest-running warHigh-ranking guerrilla commanders joined the Colombian peace talks taking place in Cuba on Friday, injecting a sense of urgency into negotiations seeking to end Latin Americas longest-running war.The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) called the presence of top commanders political ...
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Corvettes in Cuba

Oct 22 2014 6:05pm CDT | Source: Corvette Forum

I am just back from a trip to Cuba. I was lucky enough to find two C1's on the island while I was there. I am putting together an article and video but here are a couple of shots. There reportedly are 5 on the island. It was one of my best days as a Corvette enthusiast since I was 8. Attached Images    ...
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8 weeks ago

The young wrestlers of Havana, Cuba in pictures

Oct 22 2014 3:05am CDT | Source: the guardian

Many children learn to wrestle in Havana, Cuba, often inspired by Mijaín López, a two-time Olympic gold medallalist in Greco-Roman wrestling and one of the Caribbean islands most respected athlet ...
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