OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE

The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution indicates in his message to the Cuban Sports Institute (INDER) that he read in Granma of George’s death May 30. Eugenio George, an outstanding leader in Cuban sports, took the nation’s women’s volleyball team to the highest levels of this discipline internationally. Esteemed INDER compañeros, I read today in Granma that Eugenio George, the prestigious, outstanding sports specialist who took the Cuban women’s volleyball team to the highest levels in the world of this sport, had died on Saturday, and that on Sunday afternoon, family members and admirers had accompanied his coffin to the site where it would be buried in Colón Cemetery. I questioned several compañeros about the absence of a floral wreath from myself accompanying his coffin. I, who have always admired him greatly, did not know of his death until several hours later. Fraternally,

Fidel Castro Ruz

June 2, 2014