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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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.