Cuban flag flies in Rio
- Submitted by: Juana
- Culture and Traditions
- 08 / 03 / 2016
Cuban flag flies in the Olympic Village, where a large part of the Cuban delegation, led by Mijail Lopez, flag bearer for the third consecutive time in this kind of events, is already staying.
The ceremony was attended by athletes of artistic gymnastics, rowing, table tennis, shooting, archery, swimming, indoor and beach volleyball, fencing, coaches and federative representatives, among others, with the slogan Committed to our history.
Cuba will compete in the carioca contest, from August 5 to 21, with 120 athletes -89 men and 31 women, distributed in 18 sports, with an average age of 25 years and only 37 of them have had previous experience in Olympic competitions.
The sports with Cuban presence are athletics, boxing, judo, taekwondo, wrestling, gymnastics, cycling, canoeing, rowing, badminton, shooting, weightlifting, fencing, pentathlon, archery, indoor and beach volleyball and table tennis.