Cuba: Pan Am Games

Child of the Revolution reports that “Cuban athletes are failing to win the hearts and minds of many spectators at the Pan-American Games being held in Rio” – and suggests a few reasons why.


  • First off, Brazillians often root for Cubans – when they are not playing Brazil. The referenced article places all the blame where it belongs: Cuba, a nation of 13 million people, keeps beating Brazil in nearly every big match-up. This is a simple case of home-field sports rivalry – but Cuban-Americans have to make it political.

    Now, the negative response the US has gotten has a lot more to do with politics – and a big blunder at the beginning of the games (writing “welcome to the Congo” on a Rio blackboard for all to see).

  • max

    I think countries like Mexico, canada and Brazil need to do something about it. Come on, cuba 2nd place! A country with almost 12 million people getting a second place since 1971 calli and not counting the first place they got back in 1991 Havana Pan American games.

    I think is AMAZING….

  • Ana

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