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Sport in Cuba

Cuba has a long history associated with the United States and this also influenced the sports scene in the country. Unlike most Spanish-speaking countries who often favor football or soccer, Cuban sports fans lean towards North American influenced sports which means they share the United States' love for its national pastime, baseball. This does not mean that they do not like football though. As a matter of fact, Cubans also love playing basketball, cricket, volleyball and even athletics. They are also a powerhouse in amateur boxing bringing home a lot of medals in various international competitions.

Cuba has sent athletes to the Summer Olympic Games since 1900, but never participated in the Winter Games. They have won over 200 medals, with their best results from the 1992 Barcelona Games where they took home 31 medals, 14 of which were gold medals. Their best performing event is boxing followed by athletics.

Cuba is the most successful country that has participated in the Summer Olympics without ever attending the Winter Games. They are also the fifth highest number of medals among the countries who have never hosted the Olympic Games.

Road race in Cuba Cycling road race in Cuba

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Cuba.

Popular sports of Cuba

Cuba's Sporting Success

Great athletes from Cuba

Cuba Sports trivia

Cuba at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Cuba

Upcoming sporting events in Cuba

Annual sporting events held in Cuba

Sporting Facilities in Cuba


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