October 19, 2010
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.