More than half a thousand head to San Salvador

Cuba will host a delegation of between 515 and 520 athletes for the Central American and Caribbean Games (JCC) in San Salvador, assured José Antonio Miranda, head of excellence at the Cuban Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Recreation (Inder), during the balance of this organization, which took place this Saturday at the theater of the Ministry of Communications.

Miranda said that after 2022, without too much competition, our representatives managed to get tickets through various channels, including two debutants such as the Caribbean Games in Guadeloupe and the Central American and Caribbean Games at sea and on the beach of Santa Marta, Colombia.

The El Salvador event, which will be the 24th edition of the world’s oldest regional games, is scheduled from June 23 to July 8, and for the Greater Antilles, it will be a highlight of this calendar, which also includes the Pan American Games. Games in Santiago de Chile, which will be held from October 20 to November 5.

In connection with the great moments to come, the main leaders of Inder, connected by videoconferencing with all territories of the country, described the past year as a cycle of many different kinds of complications, from which they managed to get out
with our intentions to continue to change everything necessary to guarantee new triumphs for our sports system.

In the presence of Jorge Luis Broce Lorenzo, Member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and Head of the Department for Work with the Social Sector; Jorge Luis Perdomo Di-Lella, Deputy Prime Minister;
Osvaldo Vento Montiller, President of Inder, and Roberto Leon Richards, President of the Cuban Olympic Committee, discussed the achievements of the past year, including the stability of progress in the 2021-2022 academic year compared to the previous one. the growing integration of science into the training of athletes, as well as the successful holding of various national and international tournaments on the island.

Budgets were other central topics for discussion and analysis; the need to seek funding options; political and ideological training of students/athletes; public dissatisfaction with recreational services; insufficient increase in sports mass character; difficulties with the inclusion in the school system of graduates of the faculties of culture and physical education; lack of funds and tools at the grassroots level; low recruitment of athletes in rural areas and the current state of teams and sports facilities.

Ariel Sainz, Vice President of Inder, mentioned the great importance of strengthening the commitment and motivation of our athletes, looking to see what trends are currently in place so as not to lose more talent. “2023 will be the year of consolidation and ratification of this series of commitments, which will be of fundamental importance,” he concluded.

Ahead of summer 2023, Eddie Gutiérrez, National Director of Recreation, mentioned the Recreation and Use of Leisure Time project, which came into existence a year ago to coordinate these services across the island: “We must promote everything of social importance, pay attention to the vulnerable people. and quarters, prisons, family kitchens, etc.
scenarios. We need to get there with our activists, teachers, students and sports celebs so we can provide the population with better ways to spend their free time in a healthy way.”

According to the submitted report, out of 4083 sports facilities currently existing in the country, 1775 are assessed as good, 1561 as satisfactory and 747 as poor. In addition, it was explained that in 2022, 45 percent of the plan for repair, restoration and preventive measures (232 out of 517 planned) were completed.

As a result, Cerro Pelado and Giraldo Córdova Cardín ESFAAR, Roberto Balado and Rafel Trejo boxing gyms, Ciudad Deportiva baseball club, as well as places affected by Hurricane Ian, major provincial stadiums and other areas. According to the plan for this year, 429 objects are to be restored.

Among the work priorities for this 2023 year, which has almost crossed its equator, is the promotion of physical education as a basic subject of the training program, giving priority from the base to the observance of the sports calendar, as well as improving the quality of competitions and turning them into shows, improving teachers and competent use of material resources.

Institutional communication is also a priority as a way of forming values ​​and other needs of the educational and pedagogical process; export strategy of goods and services; the sports system as a platform to promote non-discrimination, women’s empowerment and a healthy environment; management efficiency; organization of physical protection of sports facilities and the preservation of historical memory.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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