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There are hundreds of skateboard devotees in Cuba but officially the sport doesn't exist on the island -- there is no federation, no trainers, no dedicated spaces to practice.That makes it impossible for Cuban skateboarders to take part in qualifying events for Tokyo 2020, some of which will be in Los Angeles from July 23-28 .In a country where the average monthly salary is around $50, there is no shop to buy skateboard material while prices can be high on the black market -- a skateboard costs between $50 and $100 .A pioneer of skateboarding in Cuba, Pando began at the start of the '80s, a decade after the sport hit the streets of California and at a time when the United States were seen as an "imperialist enemy" by the regime of Fidel Castro.
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