DID YOU KNOW THAT… Cocaine was the drug utilized by the disgraced Cuban sportsman Javier Sotomayor Sanabria, who has been identified for his gorgeous disqualification from the 1999 Pan American Video games in Canada. After a failed drug check and an investigation, the ODEPA (Pan-American Sports activities Group), ordered Cuban excessive jumper Javier Sotomayor Sanabria to return the gold medal he gained within the excessive bounce. He mentioned, “I’ve solely seen that substance within the motion pictures. I’m the sufferer of a maneuver, a grimy trick”.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Probably the most well-known Sudanese athlete in historical past, Yamilé Aldama was born in Havana, Cuba. Yamilé Aldama is a Sudanese athlete specializes within the triple bounce and lengthy bounce. She represented Cuba till 2003 (Pan American Video games and World Championships). After she grew to become a Sudanese citizen. Sudan is likely one of the most poorest black African nations…

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Cuba despatched solely 7 athletes to the 2007 World College Video games in Thailand, heeding Fidel Castro´s fears about future defections…Cuban delegation had athletes competing in two olympic sports activities: judo (yanelis Mestre and Kaliema Antomadim) and monitor and area(Andy Gonzáez, Yarianna Martínez,Yenimar Arencibia and Alexei Chivas). Total, the Cuban staff completed 40th place, after the Peoples´s Republic of China, Nice Britain, South Korea, Thailand, Germany, United States, Taiwan, Italy, Kazakhstan, Canada, Iran, Australia, Belarus, Mexico, Turkey, Austria, Poland, Hungary, North Korea, Czech Republic, Morocco, Lithuania, Switzerland, Finland, France, Ukraine, Brazil, Romania, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Cyprus, Eire, Latvia, Slovenia, Egypt, Mongolia and Portugal.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… For political causes, Cuba boycotted the 2002 Central American and Caribbean Video games in San Salvador, El Salvador.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Like Czechoslovakia (at the moment Czech Republic), Hungary, Poland,East Germany (at the moment Germany), Bulgaria, North Korea and the united states, Cuba boycotted the 1984 Olympic Video games in Los Angeles(Unites States). Some Cuban sportspersons -sprinter Sylvio Leonard, runner Alberto Juantorena, boxer Juan Hernández, hurdler Alejandro Casañas, volleyball gamers Mireya Luis Hernández, Mercedes “Mamita” Pérez, Mercedes Pomares, Imilcis Téllez, Josefina Capote, and Leonel Marshall-lost their olympic alternatives.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Niurka Montalvo is a Spanish lengthy jumper. She was born on June 4, 1968 in Havana, Cuba. Like Magaly Esther Carvajal Rivera (volleyball participant), Ivan Pérez Vargas (water polo participant), Joan Lino Martínez (lengthy jumper) and Rolando Uríos (handball participant), she grew to become a Spanish citizen in 1999.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Within the 1940s and 1950s, baseball grew to become the most well-liked sport in Cuba, due to such heroes as Adolfo Luque, Sandalio Consuegra, Conrado Marrera and Orestes Miñoso.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Cuba hosted the 2nd Baseball World Cup in 1939. The Cuban staff gained the championship, with Nicaragua second and america taking third…

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Between February 25 and March 9,1951, the Cuban delegation participated within the First Pan American Video games held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, successful 7 gold, eight silver, and 10 bronze medals. Total the Cuban staff ranked fourth, after Argentina, United States, and Chile.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… From 1900 to 1958, Cuba had nice athletes: Rafael Fortún (monitor and area), Angel García (monitor and area), Bertha Díaz (monitor and area), Margaret Chapman (diving), Ricardo Morales (tennis), Raul Capablanca (chess) and Ramón Fonst (fencing).

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Lissethe Bustamante, a Cuban journalist and witer, identified for her interviews with Fidel Castro has alleged that she was raped by olympic champion Teofilo Stevenson in 1984.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… For political causes, Cuba won’t ship a boxing staff to the World Cup in america.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… The 1991 Pan American Video games have been held in Havana, Cuba, between August 2 and August 18, with 39 nations taking part. The 1991 Pan American Video games have been an enormous supply of satisfaction for Fidel Castro Ruz.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Between August 25 and September 2, 2007, the Cuban delegation participated within the World Observe and Discipline Championships in Osaka,Japan. Total, the Cuban delegation ranked 11th place, after america, Kenya (Africa), Russia, Ethiopia (Africa), Germany, Czech Republic, Australia, Jamaica (Caribbean), Bahamas (Caribbean), Nice Britain and Belarus.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… In 1987,Cuba didn’t compete on the Girls´s World Junior Volleyball Championships in Seoul (South Korea). The rationale: There was not diplomatic relations between Cuba and South Korea.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Within the 1970s, Alberto Juantorena, a well-known Cuban runner, was coached by Zygmunt Zabierzowski, who was born in Poland. Beneath the management of Zygmunt Zabierzowski, Alberto Juantorena gained two gold medals on the 1976 Olympic Video games in Montreal, Canada.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… For political causes, Cuba didn’t ship a baseball staff to the 27th Baseball World Cup in South Korea in 1982.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Together with North Korea, Seychelles, Albania, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Nicaragua, Cuba boycotted the 1988 Olympic Video games in South Korea.

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