Cuba for Good Results in World Floor Hockey

Cuba aspires to take a good part and do a good performance at the World Floor Hockey Games from March 14 to 25 in Austria, said official Leonel Cano Perez, director of Organization of Special Olympiads in Cuba.

The Cuban team for this sport discipline, for people with intelectual discpacity, is formed by 17 athletes, selected from a recent competition in Cuba.

Cano Perez said the representatives of Cuba will later be at the 3rd edition of the Special Olympiad Latin American Games, hosted in Panama, to be celebrated from April 20 to 28.

Fifteen athletes will be present at the Special Olympiad Latin American Games, competing in athletics, swimming, ping pong and gymnastics.

The Special Olympiads are an international sport training and competition program, opened to all the people with intelectual discapacity, no matter what their skills may be, and officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 1968.

More than 60,000 athletes take part in this program, performing on recreational or competitive, and they do it in 19 sports, among them soccer, basketball baseball, athletics, cycling, tennis of table, swimming, weight lifting, floor hockey and court tennis.
(Embacuba Austria)