Fidel Castro and his love for basketball, 1959-1972

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Fidel Castro was an accomplished high-school athlete who was named Havana’s outstanding schoolboy sportsman in 1943–44. He excelled in track and field (in the high jump and middle-distance running), baseball, basketball (playing for the University of Havana’s freshman team), and table tennis. By many accounts, his primary sport as a schoolboy was basketball. He was […]

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