‘The Cuban team at Tokyo 2020 has filled us with joy and pride after epic performance and admirable results’, he wrote.
In the opinion of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cuba’s team showed that ‘there are no unattainable goals, that preparation, talent and loyalty cannot be blocked. Congratulations, Cuba’!
El equipo cubano en #Tokyo2020 nos ha colmado de júbilo y orgullo tras épica actuación y admirables resultados.
— Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP) August 9, 2021
According to official sources, US blockade limits advance in sports on the island, whose economic losses amounted to almost 10 million dollars between April 2019 and March 2020.
Authorities from Cuban Institute of Sports have denounced that the island cannot access credit nor state-of-the-art technologies in third countries, has difficulties to buy equipment and receives continuous denials in visa applications, to name some of the limitations.