Cuba to Reduce Sports Events Due to crisis

HAVANA TIMES, Sept. 23 — Cuba will reduce the participation of teams in national and international sports events and will demand the minimum level of high performance from athletes in record and time sports starting 2011 to reduce spending in that sector, Agustín Miguel Abril, national director of the sports system of the Sports Institute (INDER), affirmed.  “With these measures we aim to concentrate the quality in each one of our events, with those who because of their results really deserve to participate,” the official said, reported IPS.