Despite the obstacles, Cuba voted in a sports match in the United States (+ photo)

We participate in the general assemblies of the Ibero-American Sports Council, the Central American Sports Council, and the American Sports Council, of which Cuba is a member, as Johslin Ramiro finally expressed in an interview with Prensa Latina.

Ramiro, director of training and improvement at the National Institute of Sport, Physical Education and Recreation of Cuba (INDER), explained that these organizations meet annually.

He stressed that the agendas are directed around all public policies related to sports, fair play, education of athletes to combat doping and everything we can do regarding sports in children, adolescents and young people.

“We raise our voice against the discriminatory measures taken by the country in which the event was organized against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Cuba,” the Ender official added in this area as well.

Venezuela was unable to attend, as it even has a permanent representative at the United Nations who traveled to Washington, D.C., and they did not give him permission to enter the event. As for Cuba, and the obstacles and its presence here, it received different treatment from other countries. , he added. .

“Based on the discriminatory measures we took, Cuba first submitted a proposal so that the United States could not host these events because they do not allow equal conditions for all member states of these organizations,” Ramiro stressed.

He pointed out that we also demanded that Cuba's complaint against total discrimination based on participation in these events appear in every record of these bodies.

Ender's Director of Training and Development also noted that in the course of developing the event, Cuba conveyed what “we are capable of doing based on the development of the sport.”

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During the meeting – which took place on April 25 and 26 in Washington, D.C. – Al Jazeera expressed its gratitude for the treatment it received at the Pan American V Junior Parapan Games, which will be held in Bogota in 2023.

These Games marked the Antillean nation's first attendance at this type of sporting event, and the athletes who competed achieved marks that allowed them to later attend the Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile.

In this sense, Colombia's work at the helm of the Paralympic Committee of the Americas has been recognized.

The Cuban delegation also included Claudia Ferrero, a specialist in the International Relations Department at Ender.

Among the announcements made here: Chile will host the Special Olympics in 2027; Colombia is the next host of the Central American and Caribbean School Games in 2025, in the same year Jamaica will hold its next council meeting.

Representatives of 17 countries participated in the 30th Assembly of the Ibero-American Mathematical Council and the meeting of the Central American and Caribbean Council; In addition to representatives of the International Olympic Committee, the Spanish Professional Football Association, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and others.


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