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New Sports Minister to give priority to National Games

Minister of Sports Danilo Diaz, on the job since 16 August 2016, wants to resume the National Games. The National Games were discontinued in 2009 after it was determined they were a waste of money. Billions were invested in sports facilities that later were abandoned.

Over the past four years, former Minister Jaime David Fernandez dedicated much of the budget of the Ministry to rescuing several of the sports facilities. Diaz said he would continue the work of Fernandez in the rescuing of the country’s sports installations.

Diaz, nevertheless, says the National Games are where the better sports talents are discovered. He said he will continue to support the National Student Sports Games that were the priority of his predecessor. But he will also back the Municipal Games, the Regional Games and then the National Sports Games.

Source: DR1, Eldia

Sep 5, 2016

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