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Casa Cuba Opened in Beijing
He Huixian, vice president of the Chinese Olympic Committee, cut the inauguration ribbon along Cuban counterpart Jose Ramon Fernandez and Cuban National Sports Institute Christian Jimenez.

 The opening attracted athletes, coaches, officials and veteran stars like Javier Sotomayor (high jump), Teofilo Stevenson (boxing) and Alberto Juantorena (runner), along Cubans working in China and Latin American diplomats.

Cuban Ambassador Carlos Miguel Pereira welcomed the 165 athletes who will compete in 18 sports, calling the Games another opportunity to share our strong friendship with the Chinese people.

Aside from promoting Cuban achievements, Casa Cuba will host press conferences, meetings with athletes and screening of documentary films.

Pereira said his country trusts the Chinese government and people and their capacity to host the Olympic Games that will allow to fly high the flags of the Olympic spirit.


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