Cuban Revolution established sports as a priority

After the triumph of the revolution in January 1959 Cuba established a new, human conception of sport that led to the people’s access increasing along with many other social indicators.

National Institute for Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER)

National Institute for Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER)

The National Institute for Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) was founded on February 23, 1961 as the governing body of all sports in Cuba. Also founded after the revolution was the Institute of Sport Medicine. This led to the training of thousands of teachers with the view of extending physical education to all schools of the country. Physical education became a new subject in the school syllabus, as did other sports-related topics at different levels.

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