Category Archives: SPORTS

IAAF to Test All Athletes for Doping in Daegu Championship

Monaco, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Thursday announced it would conduct anti-doping tests on all participants in the Daegu World Championship, set for South Korea from Aug. 27 to Sept. 4. Continue reading

Diana Nyad Ends 2nd Attempt to Swim from Cuba to Florida

Havana, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) U.S. open-water swimmer Diana Nyad decided to end her second attempt to swim 103 miles from Cuba to Florida as she reached the halfway point.

After 29 hours of swimming, the 61-year old Nyad had to stop due to backache, heavy swells and asthma symptoms that did not allow her to optimize her breathing capacity. Continue reading

Russia Defeats Cuba in Women’s Volleyball Grand Prix

Bangkok, (Prensa Latina) The Russia women’s team defeated Cuba 3-1 on Friday in competition group B on the first day of the 2011 Volleyball Grand Prix, in the city of Nakhopathom.

Russia, the defending champion, won 24-26, 25-18, 25-23, and 25-20 in 1:41 hours. The Russians took advantage of their height and played strong offense, headed by Ekaterina Gamova, 2.02 meters high, who totaled 24 points, including 20 attacks and four blocks. Continue reading

French Gael Monfils to the Round of Sixteen in ATP World Tour

Berlin, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) French Gael Monfils beat Spanish Albert Ramos 6-4 and 6-2 and advanced to the round of sixteen in ATP World Tour in Hamburg.

Monfils, 7th in ATP world ranking, needed just an hour and 12 minutes to beat his opponent. Continue reading

Venezuela begins to grow as sports reference in the world

Caracas,  AVN .- Venezuelan Executive Vice-president Elias Jaua expressed this Sunday that the fourth ALBA Games evidence that Venezuela begins to grow as a sports reference in the world, which contributes with human growth instead of mercantile competence. Continue reading

Uruguay, Argentina Raise Expectations in Copa America Tourney

Montevideo, July 16 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayans will be closely following the quarterfinal match of their national soccer team against Argentina on Saturday night, in what is considered to be an early final in the 43rd Copa America tournament. Continue reading

Preparations OK for 39th Baseball World Cup

Panama, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Preparations for the 39th IBAF Baseball World Cup are going as scheduled, president of the Organizing Committee Edwin Cabrera informed.

The Panamanian official met on Friday with diplomats from Cuba, South Korea, Canada, Greece, the United States, Venezuela, China Taipei, Puerto Rico, Japan, Holland, Australia, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Italy and Germany, all countries involved in the competition. Continue reading