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Venezuelan cyclist claimed lack of government with financial support

Venezuelan cyclist claimed lack of government with financial support

Posted by Dubraswka Aguilar on November 04, 2014

The social network Twitter was the medium that used the Olympic cyclist Daniela Larreal on Monday to say to President Nicolas Maduro, the need to obtain foreign exchange for being in the United States.

She said she had not received the resources to participate in the first leg of the World Cup to be held between November 7th and 10th in Guadalajara, Mexico, which will begin the qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Through a public letter Larreal complained the lack of support from the Ministry of Sport, chaired by Antonio Alvarez.

At present, the athlete is out of the country for training, so she had to ask for loans from friends and coaches. She said she has communicated in writing and by telephone with Minister Alvarez, the Vice-Minister Alejandro Teran, the high performance director Franklin Carrillo and the Vice-Minister Alexander Vargas, without receiving any attention or response.

The Venezuelan cyclist explained that she requires the money to pay accommodation costs, travel, food, housing, gym, sports equipment, etc., which currently have been covered by a Venezuelan businessman who decided to take responsibility for supporting her to continue her preparation outside.

In her twitter account Daniela Larreal wrote 13 hours ago "Mr. President I do not even have the flight ticket to represent our country at the Central American and Caribbean Games" she also said she is losing their Olympic qualification by the lack of financial support. She urged the Venezuelan people and journalists to spread her letter. In turn, she called for respect as a woman and an athlete for not retaliating against her for her remarks and complaints.

She argued that the actions taken against her are the result of complaints made regarding irregularities in the Venezuelan sport. "My people, I AM NOT IN POLITICS, I'm a VENEZUELAN ATHLETE that has given to the country victories over 22 years, respect, please," she wrote.

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