Cuba Cuts Spending on Top-Level Sports

HAVANA TIMES, Oct. 19 — The Cuban government decided to cut spending on high-performance sports and concentrate on the mass practice of physical activity, as part of the reduction of expenditures in the state budget, José Ramón Fernández, president of the Cuban Olympic Committee, announced. Fernández recognized that for the island, an underdeveloped country blockaded by the United States, it is difficult to maintain the economic allotments required for high-level competitions, reported IPS.

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