Bring on the Cuban coaches

With elections due no later than 2010, the current political administration does not really have a choice. They cannot afford not to bring some coaches from abroad, even if only to dupe the athletes and followers into believing that they are really interested in the development of sport in the state.

The desire to hold on to the reins of political power seem far more important than standing on principle and the government may well be willing to look shame in the face by bringing in Cuban coaches after almost eight years in office rather than lose the elections.