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A weak body weakens the mind

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New Cuban president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, speaks on sports system

Cuba: Diaz-Canel speaks on Cuban sports systemHAVANA, Cuba (ACN) –Miguel Díaz-Canel, the President of the Cuban Council of State and Ministers, attended the national seminar held in May to prepare for the 2018-2019 school year in the Cuban sports system. Continue reading

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Recreation in the Venezuelan barrio: The true freedom of free time

With the solidarity support of Cubans, sports and recreation are continuing to transcend marginality and exclusion in Venezuela’s poor communities. 

Madelaine Acosta from Matanzas leads the most popular recreational activity in the Venezuelan neighbourhoods: Dance therapy | Dilbert Reyes Rodríguez

CARACAS (August 4) — Madelaine Acosta is in Venezuela again. “This is nothing like 2004. It’s something else, and it’s all about what we have achieved.”

She arrived here from Jagüey Grande, in Matanzas, as part of the first group of collaborators assigned to work in the country’s poorest areas, to improve the lives of inhabitants dominated by marginality and all its associated problems. Those were the first days of the social mission Barrio Adentro Deportivo, (Into the Neighbourhood with Sports) and she, like all the other original members, started from zero.  Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Bolivian President inaugurates ‘Hugo Chavez’ soccer stadium

Bolivian President inaugurates new soccer stadium naming it after former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez | Photo: ABI

Bolivian President inaugurates new soccer stadium naming it after former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez | Photo: ABI

Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated a new soccer stadium on Wednesday in the central department of Cochabamba, naming the new athletic facility after the late Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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How the revolution transformed sports in Cuba

The following is an edited version of the speech made by Rigoberto Zarza, Consul of the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Jamaica, at the Media Launch of the 12th Annual Renewal of the Wesley Powell National Track & Field Meet in Jamaica. This article was first posted on this website on December 11, 2014 and is being reposted on the occasion of the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.wesley powell media launch jamaica dec 3 2014 c2 Continue reading

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