RÍO DE JANEIRO.— Voting continues in the Olympic Village to elect members of the International Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission, as delegations arrive and prepare for the 31st Games' opening ceremony tomorrow, August 5.
Cuba's two-time Olympic champion, wrestler Mijaín López has been nominated.
Eligible to vote are athletes staying in the Village, a democratic measure, since it is well known that some do not stay here. The U.S. basketball team, for example, opted for a luxury cruise ship anchored in the city's bay.
Also of interest to Cuba today is the technical meeting to set the boxing match-ups. High hopes reign for medals in this sports, as has become traditional since
Rolando Garbey and Enrique Regüiferos won silver in Mexico 1968, and Orlando Martínez won the country's first boxing gold in Munich 1972.
The judo team's presence is being completed with the arrival of women from Salvador de Bahía, where they have been training along with head coach Armando Padrón. Five judokas working with Justo Noda will arrive tomorrow, including London 2012 champion Idalys Ortiz and silver medalist Asley Gonzalez.