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Zurich, Switzerland, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) A total of 1,318,109 requests have been made in the first 24 hours after a new period of ticket sales opened for the World Football Cup in Russia in 2018, FIFA said today.

By Orlando Oramas Leon

Mexico, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban paralympic swimmer Lorenzo Perez (100 meters, classification S6) will try to get another medal in the 50 meters in the International Paralympic Committee World Championship having place in the Mexican capital.

Kingston, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Multiple Olympic and World champion Usain Bolt has described the unveiling of his statue in front of the National Stadium in Jamaica's capital Kingston as one of the greatest moments of his career.

Lima, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) A selection of Peruvian swimmers led by Cuban coach Iván García had an outstanding performance in the recent Swimming National Championship of Uruguay.

Havana, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban baseball star Alfredo Despaigne received his 2nd vote for the award for the Best Male Athlete of the Year in the annual sports survey of Cuban news agency Prensa Latina, given by weekly Giron from Matanzas.

Havana, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan baseball player José Altuve received today the vote of the multinational TELESUR TV and continous to lead Prensa Latina Sports Survey, which awards the best Latin American and Caribbean athletes of the year.

Managua, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua will host, from today until December 17, the 11th Central American Games with the participation of 3,500 athletes from seven countries of the region, which will compete for 2,300 medals in 28 disciplines.

San Salvador, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban government ratified its technical and solidarity support to the Salvadoran cruzade to eradicate illiteracy from El Salvador.

Havana, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban athletes were prevented from participating at the World Weightlifting Championships in Anaheim, the United States, because the U.S. Embassy in Havana is not carrying out consular procedures as it had been instructed by the Trump administration, it was reported here today.

Florence, Italy, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Olympic champion Brazil, also world runner-up, and France, the World League champion, will lead Pool B of the World Men's Volleyball Championship Italy-Bulgaria 2018 scheduled for September 10 through 30.

Havana, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans José Altuve and Yulimar Rojas received the votes of the Cuban newspaper Juventud Rebelde as the athletes of the year in Latin America and the Caribbean, in the Annual Sports Survey of Prensa Latina news agency.