Cuban leader Fidel Castro awards Cuban 800-meter champion Ana Fidelia Quirot during a ceremony at the Ciudad Deportiva sports Center in Havana on March 2, 2001. Cuban boxer world Champion Felix Savon, vollleyball athlete Mireya Luis and Quirot were awarded Friday, their official retirement day.
Cuban leader Fidel Castro awards Cuban 800-meter champion Ana Fidelia Quirot during a ceremony at the Ciudad Deportiva sports Center in Havana on March 2, 2001. Cuban boxer world Champion Felix Savon, vollleyball athlete Mireya Luis and Quirot were awarded Friday, their official retirement day. JOSE GOITIA AP
Cuban leader Fidel Castro awards Cuban 800-meter champion Ana Fidelia Quirot during a ceremony at the Ciudad Deportiva sports Center in Havana on March 2, 2001. Cuban boxer world Champion Felix Savon, vollleyball athlete Mireya Luis and Quirot were awarded Friday, their official retirement day. JOSE GOITIA AP

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Fidel Castro’s ideal of amateur sport for Cuba lies in ashes

December 03, 2016 6:23 PM

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Linda Robertson has been a reporter at the Herald since 1983. She writes sports features and columns and has covered both the Winter and Summer Olympics beat.