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I am that kind of person who considers sports much more than a life-or-death passion, the one that always opens the newspapers on the sports page. I was once determined to be a professional athlete, but now I am just as happy writing about their feats. Whether it's a decisive homerun in a baseball game, a sensational basketball throw that makes the ball fly right through the hop, or a golden goal in any football stadium; whatever the sport or the occasion, I will be there reporting on it.
You get to really know a country, or at least know it better, if you learn about its sports culture. I am convinced that in sports, like in other aspects of daily life, the greatest, undying passions can be awakened but also the most sensitive part of our human souls.
When I travel, not yet as much as I would like to, I make an obligatory stop at the sports centres. I don't always manage to get tickets and watch a game, but when I do I love every second of it and the experience is worth every penny of the ticket price! One of the greatest experiences I've ever had was to watch an XYZ game in Camp Nou. It is not only worthy for watching the players live, but having such an encounter with an audience so different from my own has enhanced my views about these places. I dream about attending each of the great and main sporting events in the world.
I've been writing about sports for over twenty years, and now I'm willing to share my poetic and energetic passion about sports in Cuba.
If you join me, I will take you to the stadiums; you will meet Cuban sports champions; you will get familiar with their stories and, at the end, you will get a deeper, more rounded understanding of what Cuba is and the way we Cubans are, through their love of sports and the way sports are lived on the island.