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Moscow, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin received International Football Association (FIFA) president Gianni Infantino Monday, to talk on the preparations of the 2018 World Soccer Cup to be held in Russia in June and July.

Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) The Organizing Committee of the Olympic Winter Games announced today a considerable increase in the sale of tickets, accounting for 84 percent of tickets purchased from the total available.

Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) plans to visit North Korea (Democratic People''s Republic of Korea, DPRK) after the Winter Olympic Games, said the international sports organization here Monday.

Tehran, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Masoud Soltanifar, on Sunday congratulated the National Team for having won the Asia Futsal Championship by beating 4-0 Japan at the grand final.

Managua,  (Prensa Latina) The glories of Cuban athletics, Javier Sotomayor and Ana Fidelia Quirot, received today the Order of Sports Excellence Alexis Argüello, from the mayor of Managua.

Kingston, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican participation in the 23rd PyeongChang-2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, was highlighted today by the press.

09 de febrero de 2018, 11:42Mexico, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Boxing Federation (FMB) today defended the permanence of boxing in the Olympic competitions, which gave this country 13 medals, including two golds in such tournaments.

PyeongChang, South Korea, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) A single bloc of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and South Korea closed the parade of sports delegations at the opening gala of the PyeongChang-2018 Winter Olympics today.

Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The opening ceremony of the 23rd Winter Olympic Games started today in this city amid a display of lights, fireworks and typical dances of Korea.

Baracoa, Cuba, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The first Cuban city ever built in Cuba, Baracoa, is ready to receive on February 14th the start of the 5th National Cycling Classic, said sources from the Cuban Sports Institute (INDER).

London, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Arsene Wenger, manager of Arsenal club, criticized English footballers hard today, who assured they have become masters of simulation.