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More than one thousand athletes have already confirmed their presence in the Fourth Cuban Sports Olympiad
In a meeting with reporters on Wednesday, the Director of Sports Planning at the Cuban Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER), Manuel Trobajo, announced that this number is very likely to increase in the coming days.

According to the digital website of the JIT sports weekly, Venezuela will bring the largest foreign delegation with 812 members while teams from Mexico, Dominican Republic, Mali, Senegal, India, the Bahamas and Guatemala will also participate with several representatives.

Trobajo recalled that 1,400 athletes from 20 countries attended the 2006 sports event and that they hope the number to be higher this year.

He added that several athletes who have already secured tickets for next Augusts Olympic Games in Beijing, China, will be participating in the contest, whose inauguration ceremony is scheduled for April 12 at the Coliseum of Havanas Sports City.

The sports official announced that the baseball competition could take place in Holguin and that the islands team will be comprised of players from teams that do not advance to the play-off round of the ongoing national championship that ends in April.


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