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Peru and Cuba to advance sports cooperation

PeruSports authorities in Peru and Cuba discussed the common interest in updating their bilateral collaboration agreement, and exchanged ideas on its terms.

The President of Cuba’s National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER), Osvaldo Vento Montiller, and his Peruvian counterpart, Sebastián Suiza, discussed the issue on the last day of an intense visit to Peru by the Cuban official. Vento reported that they had agreed to update the agreement during the upcoming Lima 2019 Pan American Games, to begin July 26, when he will lead Cuba’s delegation to the city.

Among the ideas raised in the dialogue was the possibility of working together to train teachers in this field, under the concept of sports for all, taking advantage of the important infrastructure built for the Pan American Games.

The two officials mentioned areas of potential cooperation in sports medicine, athletes’ training cycles in the two countries, and training courses.

Vento and the INDER delegation that accompanied him toured the Pan American Athletes’ Village and the venues of future regional competitions, noting their quality, which he described as world-class.

The INDER president and his delegation met with the Lima 2019 Executive Director, Carlos Neuhaus, and his technical team, who informed them of organizational and logistical aspects of the Games, and offered full facilities for the Cuban delegation.

Vento also met with the President of Panam Sports, Never Ilich, and with presidents of the Olympic committees of several countries.


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