Caracas, AVN .- Venezuelan Executive Vice-president Elias Jaua expressed this Sunday that the fourth ALBA Games evidence that Venezuela begins to grow as a sports reference in the world, which contributes with human growth instead of mercantile competence.
Jaua said the statement during his participation at the opening ceremony of the fourth edition of the Games of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), carried out at the Antonio Herrera Gutierrez stadium of Barquisimeto, western state of Lara.
“Sports is an instrument for growth and human liberation,” Venezuela”s Vice-president said.
These ALBA Games, in which take part 23 nations, evidence the energy of Venezuela”s youth, which is every more and more involved on the Bolivarian Revolution, Jaua said.
“Only youth may guarantee that Venezuela is independent forever,” he added.
Among the nations attending there are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Curaçao, Ecuador, Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic the host Venezuela.
Venezuela”s Government organized the second edition of the ALBA Games in 2007, in nine states of the country. It developed a program which included 41 sports and the attendance of over four thousand athletes from 31 countries.
The Venezuelan people enjoyed a high level of competences and the joy of reaching the first place of the tournament with 280 golden medals, 308 silver medals and 361 bronze medals.