Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Athlete of the Year in Cuba Wins Votes in Prensa Latina's Survey Havana, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The Athlete of the Year in Cuba, the boxer Andy Cruz, on Tuesday won five votes from Peruvian media to get the same distinction but in Prensa Latina''s Sports Survey. Cuba Dissatisfied with Reduction of Categories for Olympic Boxing Havana,  (Prensa Latina) The coach of the boxing team Domadores de Cuba, Rolando Acebal, expressed his disagreement about the reduction of the number of weight categories for the World Series and Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games. Barcelona and Messi Optimistic for Future Plans New Delhi, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Jordi Camps, general manager of Asia Pacific of FC Barcelona, ​​expressed his optimism that India will be part of the Catalan club''s pre-season plans before its star and talisman Lionel Messi culminates his glorious career. Cuban Athlete Echevarria Is Ahead of Messi in Prensa Latina's Survey Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The long-distance jumper Juan Miguel Echevarria, fro Cuba, is ahead the Argentinean soccer player Lionel Messi on Friday in the Best Athlete of the Year category of the annual survey carried out by Prensa Latina, after the votes from the Cuban publicatins Bohemia and Trabajadores were received. Lionel Messi Matches Echevarria in the Annual Prensa Latina Poll Havana,  (Prensa Latina) Argentine striker Lionel Messi won the vote of the Community TV of Brazil on Thursday and tied with Cuban Juan Miguel Echevarria in the way to select the best male athlete of the year in the Prensa Latina poll. Ibargüen and Echevarría Add Votes in Prensa Latina Poll Havana, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The jumpers Catherine Ibargüen and Juan Miguel Echevarría received on Wednesday the vote of the Guatemalan newspaper Vistazo Deportivo in the Prensa Latina poll to select the best athletes of the year. Pyongyang, Seoul Ready to Talk Olympic Participation Pyongyang, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The dialogue over the formation of unified teams between North Korea and South Korea in view of the 32nd Summer Olympic Games is ready in Pyongyang, a Sports Ministry spokesman said in this capital. US Relay Team Breaks World Swimming Record Hangzhou, China,  (PL) The US 4x100 relay team on Tuesday broke its own world record here on the first day of the universal short pool championship. River Plate Wins Libertadores Cup Buenos Aires,  (Prensa Latina) River Plate won the Libertadores de America Cup after defeating Boca Juniors, its classic rival, 3 to 1 in the final played at the Real Madrid stadium in the capital of Spain. Former Soccer Star Highlights Luka Modric's Talent and Character Zagreb,  (Prensa Latina) The president of the Croatian Football Federation, Davor Suker, on Tuesday highlighted the talent and the unwavering character of his compatriot, Luka Modric, winner of the Golden Ball. Cuban Athletes Will Train in Japan for 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo,  (Prensa Latina) Cuba will have volleyball and baseball training camps in Japan with a view to the 2020 Olympic Games, Japanese sports authorities and a delegation from the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) agreed here Saturday after fruitful negotiations. Germany Highly Interested in Hosting 2032 Olympic Games Dusseldorf, Germany, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Germany voiced on Saturday increased interest in celebrating the Olympic Games of 2032 after German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer made public his support the multinational competition. IOC Describes Preparations for Tokyo Olympics as Exemplary Tokyo, (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday described as an exemplary model the preparations made by Japan to host the Olympic Games in this capital in 2020. IOC, Two Koreas to Discuss Joint Participation in Tokyo Toyko, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach announced on Thursday that he will talk with the two Koreas early next year about the formation of a unified team for Tokyo 2020 games. Cuba Meets with Foreign Olympic Committees Tokyo, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Headed by the President of the Cuban Olympic Committee, Roberto León Richard, a Caribbean delegation sustained here meetings with representatives of several countries during the 23rd General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC). Cuban Sports University Debates Fidel Castro's Thought Havana,  (Prensa Latina) The Manuel Fajardo University of Science, Physical Culture and Sport (UCCFD) on Tuesday held in Havana the 1st Scientific Workshop of the Honorary Chair on Fidel Castro''s Thought. Spanish Experts Bring Poomsae to Cuba Havana, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Poomsae, an imaginary combat modality of taekwondo has been brought to Cuba by Spanish experts, the website Jit reported. Indian Boxer Kom Makes History at World Women's Championship New Delhi, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Indian superstar MC Mary Kom won the World Women''s Boxing Championship for the sixth time in New Delhi on Saturday, and became a living legend in that touch sport, along with the Cuban boxer Felix Savon. Indian Female Boxer Kom to Try to Equal Felix Savon's Legend New Delhi, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The five-time Indian world champion M.C. Mary Kom qualified for the finals of the World Women''s Boxing Championship after she won the semifinal fight in the 48-kg division, beating the North Korean boxer Kim Hyang Mi unanimously, so she will try to equal the legandary record set by Cuban male boxer Felix Savon. Cuban Long Jumper Echavarria wins Another Vote in PL Survey Havana,  (Prensa Latina) Cuban long jumper Juan Miguel Echavarría added another vote in the sports poll conducted by Prensa Latina to choose the best athletes of the year in Latin America and the Caribbean, and continues to lead the men''s section.