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US confirms diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics in China

Pochettino admits PSG must improve their game

-Bayano Digital from Panama votes in Prensa Latina Sports Poll

Empoli achieves its seventh victory in the Italian League

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Olympic Games

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (Princea Latina) The White House confirmed today that it will conduct a “diplomatic boycott” of the Winter Olympics to be held in Beijing, China, in February 2022.

Presidential Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the United States will not send any diplomatic or official representation to the multi-sport event as usual in this type of competition, but will send its players.

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PARIS, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino acknowledged today that the club must improve its flexibility and play, after the precarious performance of its strong football team.

The Argentine coach stressed to the press, about tomorrow’s match in the Champions League against Belgian Brugge, which is a purely procedural match for the Rogiazoles, already classified, there are things that must be improved in our game and in several aspects, I must admit. Round of 16.



HAVANA, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Today Bayano Digital has released the Panamanian media’s vote in the Latin Press Poll to select the best athletes in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2021.

In the category of Best Male Athlete, the newspaper chose Ecuadorean cyclist Richard Carapaz, who at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics became the second gold medalist in his country’s history and the first Latin American to be crowned a road test champion.

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Empoli, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Empoli claimed their seventh Serie A win here today, after beating Udinese 3-1 at the end of Round 16.

The goals of Slovenian Petar Stojanovic in the 49th minute, Swiss Nadim Bagrami (59) and Andrea Pinamonti (78) succeeded to occupy 11th place with 23 points.


WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (Princea Latina) Cuban baseball has added another chapter to its grandeur and rich history, with Tony Oliva and Orestes Minoso inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Oliva and Minoso would join fellow countrymen Tony Perez in the Immortals Pavilion, who did so by traditional voting; Martin Diego, Cristobal Torrente, Jose de la Caridad Mendez and businessman Alex Pompez who have been agreed upon by the Negro League Special Committee.

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TOKYO, Dec. 6 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao won the J-League Footballer of the Season award today after helping Kawasaki Frontale to their second consecutive title in the tournament.

Damiao, 32, scored 23 goals and topped the list of defenders, along with Japan’s Daisen Maeda of Yokohama Marinos.

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HAVANA, DECEMBER 6 (PRENSA LATINA) The President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, here today highlighted the performance of the island delegation that participated in the recently concluded 2021 Cali Valley Junior Games.

On the social networking site Twitter, the eminent figure described the results obtained by the young Cuban athletes in the Colombia-based competition, in which they took fifth place overall with 29 gold, 19 silver and 22 bronze medals, as excellent.

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (Prensa Latina) The United States government today continues to consider a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, a position China has criticized, warning that it cannot politicize the sport.

Although the Joe Biden administration has indicated that it will take a step in this regard, it has not yet announced its plans in detail, local media highlighted on Monday.

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HOUSTON, USA, DECEMBER 6 (PRINSA LATINA) Today the Houston Rockets demonstrated a streak of six straight NBA regular season wins.

The Texans reached their seventh 16-loss championship win on Sunday, beating the New Orleans Pelicans 118-108, with 23 points from Christian Wood and Eric Gordon.

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MADRID, Dec. 6 (Prensa Latina), Diego Simeone, coach of the Spanish team, announced today that Uruguayan footballer Jose Maria Jimenez eliminated Atletico Madrid in tomorrow’s match against Porto in the Champions League.

Also, the ranked team will not include the injured Montenegrin Stefan Savic, who appears with Jeffrey Kondogbia as a basic defense center in exchange for losses in the face of both players and Brazilian Felipe Monteiro, and the latter due to suspension.

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GUATEMALA, DECEMBER 6 (PRENSA LATINA) Today the Guatemalan Olympic Committee described the performance of the national delegation at the Pan American Junior Games as excellent, with a total of 16 medals.

“Thank you for your effort, determination and heart at the Continental Fair, but above all, thank you for living and making us feel #PasiónPorGuatemala,” the foundation posted on its official Twitter account.

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LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM, Dec 6 (Prinsa Latina) Today Arsenal will seek to restart their winning streak in English football, when they face Everton as a visitor to the 15th round of the Premier League.

Those led by Mikel Arteta have seen a revival in the competition after a poor start, but in their last game they lost to Manchester United 2-3 and now need all three points to continue climbing the positions.

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