Cuba: Sport will remain a right of the people

Flag ceremony of the Cuban delegation at Veracruz. Photo: Ismael Francisco / Cubadebate.

Antonio Becali | Ismael Francisco / Cubadebate.

(November 19) – Antonio Becali, president of the  National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER), said today that the agency will have ensure to its maximum that sport is a right of the people.

Becali reviewed the history and recalled that the November 19, 1961 in the first volunteer board sports, then Prime Minister Fidel Castro, said that the activity of the muscle would be a right of the people and not a minority.

“That is the fundamental essence and priority of our organization in the present and in the future, keeping those concepts expressed by Fidel,” said the head of INDER during a meeting with journalists.

“We will continue working on the improvement, science and technology, not only for high performance sport but physical culture in general,” said Becali.

He said that in those provinces of the island municipalities in the mountains, and where physical culture has come, show a high quality of life of the inhabitants of those places.

Becali explained those considerations after finishing the national event for the Day of Physical Culture and Sport, held Thursday at the Victoria de Giron Stadium in this city, located 100 kilometers east of Havana.

Local sports stars attended the day, in which they received tributes from activists, organizations and prominent people’s councils in the branch.

The ceremony included gymnastic compositions of preschool, primary and special teaching; community activity for older adults; and a performance of the secondary education project, Jumping with Joy.

A table with martial arts recreation and canine sport, among others, and a mosaic with different sports combined neighbourhood of this town and the School Sports Initiation School was also presented.

The troupe the Guajiro elegant from the Matanzas neighbourhood of Pueblo Nuevo, who danced to participants and attendees of all ages, close the event/

(With information from Prensa Latina)

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