Panama Interested in Sports Collaboration with Cuba
- Submitted by: manso
- 03 / 30 / 2011
2011.03.29 - 20:18:25 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu. Panama Interested in Sports Collaboration with Cuba. Havana, Cuba.- Panama’s Sports (PANDEPORTES) General director Ruben Cardenas who arrived Tuesday in Havana, said to be interested in fostering bilateral collaboration on his field, upon arriving at the Jose Marti International Airport.
Cardenas said he is looking to bring Cuban trainers to his country and in turn, have Panamanian sportspeople travel to Cuba with the purpose of increasing their preparation with views of international events, including the Pan American Games of Guadalajara.
The Panamanian official made reference to the training period scheduled for the Cuban national baseball team in Panama as a warm-up for the world championship slated for September 19-October 15 in his country.
“It is important to us the participation of Cuban teams on the third Central American and Caribbean School Games which we will host in November,” Cardenas added.
He said baseball is a top priority but also mentioned other sports such as tae kwon do and wrestling which require the Cuban assistance.
Cardenas is accompanied by PANDEPORTES general secretary Jose Bonilla; head of international relations Lenin Picota and general director adviser and consultant with the Sports Ministry Alberto Barera.
The Panamanian delegation will be in Cuba until Friday and is expected to meet with Cuban officials and visit sports facilities.(ACN)