Boxers Robeisy Ramírez and Lázaro Álvarez, and gymnast Manrique Larduet are not only some of the athletes from whom we expect to see outstanding results in the upcoming Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games, but also students at the Manuel Fajardo University of Physical Culture and Sports Science (UCCFD).

Cuba's sports movement is working hard to recover and modernize a number of facilities to improve training of our athletes, with a view toward upcoming competitions, on the island and abroad.

The prominent journalist, narrator and sports commentator Ramon "Piti" Rivera Garcia, one of the essential voices of Radio Rebelde, died a victim of a long-standing illness against which he battled tirelessly.

The young Fide Master (FM) of Villa Clara, Roxangel Obregon, has become the latest news in Cuban chess. It turns out that the young lady from La Plana has just achieved her second International Master (IM) standard in the national championship, first category, in Holguin.

The young Master Fide (MF) of Villa Clara, Roxangel Obregon, had a sensational spike in the semifinal stage of the women's national chess championship, which was played in Holguin, achieving this Sunday, one of the four places to the finals.

With the sharpest axes they could wield, the Lumberjacks made an epic comeback at the playoffs against Industrials and they will be the challengers of Granma, the current champion, in an unprecedented final for the most coveted title of Cuban sport.

This Monday, January 15th begins the semifinal stage of the national men's chess championship. Villa Clara will have two representatives in Havana: MI Diasmany Otero and GM Yasser Quesada, which reappears in the Cuban science game tournaments.

Once again it is shown that in sports nothing is written. That is well known now by the sub 23 years soccer teams of Cienfuegos and Villa Clara, participating at the national championship of the category, because the first, against all odds, was out of the final, qualifying the second.