Team Cuba Takes Sochi

Unless you live in a cave or in North Korea, you probably know that the Winter Olympics are going on right now in Sochi, Russia. While there are 88 different countries participating, there seems to be one country receiving less media attention than the rest: Cuba. Sure, there have been some political kerfuffles, and yes, it’s not that cold in the Caribbean, but the Cuban national Olympic team deserves more recognition. Don’t worry peons, the BBQ is here to offer up unmatched coverage of all things Cuba:

Downhill Skiing

Cuba Downill

Free agent Kendrys Morales takes some time off from contract negotiations and hits the slopes in the downhill for Team Cuba

Figure Skating

Cuba Ice Skating

Our hero Yoenis Cespedes and his partner Leonys Martin go for the Flying Lotus in figure skating pairs

Ski Jumping

Cuba Ski Jump

 New White Sox slugger Jose Dariel Abreu catches some air in the men’s ski jumping competition. Who needs a helmet anyway?

Speed Skating

Cuban Speed Skating

Martin, Yasiel Puig, and Yuniesky Betancourt get down and dirty on the ice. Yuni is bringing up the rear of course

Moguls Skiing

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Puig bounces down the mountain as he goes for the gold in Freestyle Moguls 

Snowboarding

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Yoenis shows off his core strength with a textbook toe grab on the half-pipe 

Cross Country Skiing

Cuba Cross Country

(From left to right) Cespedes, Adeiny Hechavarria, Puig, Aroldis Chapman, and Yuniesky Betanwhateverthefuck pick up some poles for the cross country competition. Hurry up Yuni!

Curling

Cuba Curling

Hechavarria, Abreu, and Chapman sweep the stone towards the house

Luge

Cuba Luge

Cespedes and Chapman lie down on each other on a sled while going 80 MPH on a sheet of ice. This is a sport. 

Bobsled

Cuba Bobsled

Dayan Viciedo, Chapman, Yuni, and Puig seem to be feeling the rhythm, as well as the rhyme. COME ON CUBA, IT’S BOBSLED TIME.

Hockey

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While the Cubans won’t be taking the rink this year, who can forget their upset of the Russians in 1980?

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One comment on “Team Cuba Takes Sochi

  1. nk says:

    stop, just stop it already

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