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President Moreno paid tribute to Guayaquil during popular celebration

President Lenin Moreno paid tribute to Guayaquil during a popular celebration organized by Guayas’ Mayor on the 482nd foundation anniversary of Guayaquil.

Ecuadorian government commits to supporting and promoting sporting sector

Last Friday, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno ratified his support and investment for the sporting sector to continue growing in the country and announced that more important aspects like the High Performance Plan will be strengthened to promote sporting activities.

Ecuador’s government ratifies investment in sports sector

Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno ratified Friday his support to the sports sector during a meeting with leaders of 49 Ecuadorian sports federations, 24 province federations, four Ecuadorian federations of adapted sports and the Ministry of Sports.

Ecuadorian athletes of the High Performance Plan continue to win medals

Ecuador’s High Performance Planning, which was implemented in the country in 2012 and benefits 264 conventional athletes and 21 with disabilities, continues to yield results since athletes won nine medals at the South American Athletics Championship.

Delfín SC could win the first stage of Ecuador’s top division without playing

The team from the province of Manabí Delfin SC could win the first stage of Ecuador’s top division without playing if Barcelona wins the Clásico del Astillero against Emelec on Wednesday.

Ecuadorian Assembly condemns discriminatory statements made by Peruvian reporter against soccer players

Ecuador’s National Assembly unanimously condemned Tuesday the discriminatory and xenophobic remarks made by Peruvian reporter Philip Butters against the Ecuadorian soccer team, specifically against soccer player Felipe Caicedo.

President Rafael Correa visited coastal towns where works are being built

President Rafael Correa visited different counties in the province of Guayas such as Duran, Naranjito and Milagro where works are being built.

Ecuadorian minister of Sports describes participation in Rio 2016 as successful

Ecuadorian minister of Sports Xavier Enderica described the participation of each one of the athletes who travel to Rio Olympics as successful and announced that the Andean country is already getting prepared for Tokio 2020.

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President Correa congratulated athletes who represented Ecuador in Rio Olympic Games

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Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa congratulated Saturday the team of 38 athletes who represented the country in Rio Olympic Games and added that the high performance plan applied in Ecuador begins to show results.

Ecuadorian minister of Sports describes athletes’ participation in Olympic Games as positive

Ecuadorian athletes competing in Rio Olympic Games have won four Olympic diplomas and two have ranked nine so far in their first Olympic cycle.

Ecuadorian mountaineer Santiago Quintero starts his expedition to K2, the most difficult mountain to climb

Ecuadorian mountaineer Santiago Quintero has a dream of conquering the Summit of K2 since he was young; it is located in the Karakoram mountain range in the Himalayas and is 8,611 masl. After failing to do it in 2009, he started a new expedition on Monday which he expects to successfully end next July 31st.

Mountaineer Santiago Quintero will promote Ecuador from K2’s summit, “the mountain of mountains”

National mountaineer Santiago Quintero will promote Ecuador from the world’s most difficult mountain, K2, which he plans to climb by mid this year and was at 240 meters from the top in 2009.

Al-Attiyah wins Dakar stage, heat halts bikes

Last year's winner Nasser Al-Attiyah won Thursday's Dakar Rally 11th stage, held in searing heat which made the going extra tough for the motorbike competitors. Mini driver Al-Attiyah picked up his second stage victory of this year's Dakar, completing the drive from La Rioja to San Juan almost six minutes clear of Sebastien Loeb.

FIFA museum to open on February 28

The multi-million dollar FIFA museum, the project of fallen world football chief Sepp Blatter, will open its doors on February 28 in Zurich, two days after the election of his successor, FIFA announced on Tuesday.

Salt and sweet for Peterhansel in Bolivia

Dakar Rally legend Stephane Peterhansel proved too strong for his Peugeot teammates Carlos Sainz and Sebastien Loeb in Friday's sixth stage around the largest salt flats in the world in Bolivia.

Loeb builds Dakar lead with third stage win

Nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb continued to make light work of his Dakar debut by claiming his third stage win on the gruelling event on Thursday. The French driver, behind the wheel of a Peugeot, took the fifth stage between Jujuy in Argentina and Uyuni in Bolivia to extend his lead in the overall standings.

Zidane takes command at Real Madrid

Thousands of Real Madrid fans turned out to cheer Zinedine Zidane as one of the game's all-time great players started his first day as coach of the Spanish giants. While commentators expressed doubts about the Frenchman's experience, 5,000 fans packed the Alfredo di Stefano stadium at Real's training ground to see Zidane take his first session with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and other superstars.

Price wins Dakar Rally motorcycling second stage

Australian Toby Price won the second stage to take the overall lead in the DakarRally on Monday, a 354km run from Villa Carlos Paz and Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina.

Ecuador’s soccer saw victories and faced scandals and economic crisis during 2015

In 2015, Ecuadorian soccer teams in the First, Feminine and U-17 categories marked milestones in the national soccer history, while the wrong side was the capture of three directors of the Ecuadorian Soccer Federation for probes on allege money-laundering and the economic crisis the majority of clubs went through.

Germany gives green light to bicycle highways

It's every cyclist's dream: no red lights, no trucks, just a clear, smooth lane to zoom down with the wind in your face. Welcome to Germany's first bicycleAutobahn.