Science-sport alliance paves way to athletic development in Cuba

Havana - The Cuban Center for Research on (CIDC) is adjusting to a world athletic system in constant evolution, so it its expanding its scientific and technological projection.

Inaugurated on September 21, 2016, the CIDC favors sports progress through research, innovation and scientific-technological processes in order to find answers to the demands from each sport, according to its director, Dr. Pavel Pino.

In exclusive statements to Prensa Latina, Pino noted that the idea is to have all tools to boost the athletes' training and respond to the demands from national and international tournaments.

The CIDC, which has a staff of 26 experts, including seven doctors in sciences and seven masters, carries out studies with an inter- and multidisciplinary approach to deal with Cuba's strategic needs.

In that regard, Pino pointed out that the goal is to improve, consolidate and multiply the scientific projection, in addition to optimizing the visuality of the Center through a more efficient communicational strategy in all fields.

The CIDC was vital in Cuba's achievements at the Central American Games in Barranquilla in 2018 and the Pan-American Games in Lima in 2019, as well as in the 4th World Baseball Classic, among other international events.

We form the advance platoon of Cuba's sports system, said Pino, adding that the focus at present is the Olympic Games in Tokyo, scheduled from July 23 to August 8, 2021, after being postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The CIDC does not lose track of regional events in 2022 and 2023, in addition to teach its knowledge in sports such as boxing, baseball, athletics, wrestling, judo, swimming, beach volleyball and cycling, among others.

Likewise, CIDC researchers are present in scientific programs such as Cubamotricidad and the International Convention on Physical Activity and Sport, with major results and several awards.

Cuba is considered a global sports power, and it currently has world-renowned athletes such as wrestlers Mijain Lopez and Ismael Borrero, boxers Julio Cesar la Cruz and Andy Cruz, judoka Idalis Ortiz, and athletes Yaime Perez, Denia Caballero, Yarisley Silva and Juan Miguel Echevarria.

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