Billy Beane move over, Cuba discovers Adam Smith;
Cuban athletes are going to be allowed to keep most of their overseas prize money and sign contracts with foreign teams for the first time in decades.
....Correspondents say the measures are an attempt to prevent top athletes from defecting to other countries.That may take a little more work;
The measures approved by the council of minister allow Cuban athletes to sign contracts with foreign clubs or teams so long as they "are present in Cuba for the fundamental competitive events of the year."
Although the exact official current wages of athletes are unknown, they are believed to be around $20 (£12) monthly.
After the reforms, an Olympic medallist will be entitled to three times that amount, the state newspaper Granma reported.
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