Cuba has won the greatest number of Olympic medals per capita. It was ranked fifth at the Barcelona Games. Cuba is home to the high-jump world record holder and world champion (Sotomayor), the long jump world champion (Pedroso), the world fencing team champions, etc. In 1995 and 1996, Pierre Caule followed the progress of Cuban athletes during their training, and, in particular that of Ana Quirot, who after being badly injured in a kitchen explosion, was able to return to the top level of women’s athletic competition. For the first time, a filmmaker was given permission to record all aspects of the medical and psychological preparation of athletes. He was also allowed to visit the various top level and intensive training camps. For all Cubans the image of the Revolution is at stake.