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ALBA Games, free for all

Caracas, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans and foreign residents can enjoy for free the 5th ALBA Games´ 27 facilities.

Sports lovers can access (free of charge) to the 14 stadiums in Caracas, as well as seven others in La Guaira and six in Miranda.

Prior to the start of the Games, the Youth and Sports Minister Melvin Maldonado called on the Venezuelan people to enjoy all sports disciplines for free, and to follow them through social networks.

The President Nicolás Maduro administration rescued the ALBA Games which were born in Cuba in 2005, promoted by Presidents Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro to foster friendship, cooperation and integration through sports.

On its fourth day, judo, taekwondo and indoor soccer close with respective team finals.

However, table tennis, bowling, swimming, speed skating, boxing, fencing, baseball and chess start off.

After three days of competitions, Venezuela (62 golds, 67 silvers and 44 bronzes) and Cuba (22-19-9) lead the medal table.


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