Main Scientific Sports Event Opens in Cuba

Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The seventh Physical Activity and Sports (AFIDE) Convention was inaugurated here today, with a keynote address given by the president of the Cuban Sports Institute, Antonio Eduardo Becali.

Becali recounted the history of national sports before and after 1959, emphasizing in the latter in the influence of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.

He also criticized the talent theft and recalled that all the medals obtained by Cuba have been with athletes trained in the Caribbean nation.

The work by commissions will begin in the afternoon, highlighting one dedicated to the sciences applied to baseball.

The conference delivered by the Italian Ricardo Fraccari, president of the International Baseball-Softball Federation, on the actions of his body with a view to the inclusion of the discipline in the next Olympic Games,particularly stands out.

Also striking is a proposal by Spanish Mario Barri about invisible training in the world of football.

AFIDE-2017, the main scientific event of Cuban sports, is attended by more than 400 foreign delegates from 35 countries and some 300 national delegates.

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