A Cuban Olympic official said there is a possibility that his country may yet participate in the Summer Olympics.
"We have until July. The decision isn't final," Raul Villanueva said of Cuba's threat to boycott the Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea.Cuba was one of six nations who did not meet the deadline for entering the Games, but Juan Antonio Samaranch, president of the International Olympic Committee, said that accommodation could be made to let those countries compete.
The Cubans have said they would not go to the Olympics unless North Korea, another boycotting nation, co-hosted the Games with South Korea.
Villanueva accompanied the Cuban boxing team for its 12-bout boxing competition against the United States today. The bouts, at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, will feature Andrew Maynard, who is expected to be a leading United States' contender for a gold medal at Seoul.