NORCECA Women’s Tokyo 2020 is 98 percent ready
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, January 7, 2020 - The
president of the Organizing Committee for the NORCECA
Women's Volleyball Tokyo 2020 Tournament, Mr. José Ramón
Peralta, proclaimed on Tuesday the people in the Dominican
Republic will enjoy a "world-class show" next weekend, while
commenting that the assembling is 98 percent covered for the
Teams of Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic
will compete for one single ticket to the volleyball
tournament of the Olympic Games in the Japanese capital.
Peralta, who doubles up as Administrative Minister of the
Dominican Republic Government, announced that teams of
Puerto Rico and Canada will arrive in Santo Domingo on
Wednesday while the Mexican squad will be doing so on early
hours of Thursday.
Speaking at a press conference held at a local restaurant,
along other members of the Organizing Committee, Peralta
said the Dominican Republic team would arrive later on
“Our Queens of the Caribbean have given a lot of glory to
the national sport and it is time for the Dominican people
to return all their love attending to support them in the
Palacio de los Deportes during the weekend,” he said.
The Dominicans spent the first week of January training and
playing scrimmage matches in Sao Paulo, Brazil against some
of the teams of the Brazilian Super Liga.
Peralta was accompanied by Mr. Danilo Díaz, Minister of
Sports and Recreation, Mr. Luis Mejía Oviedo, president of
the Dominican Olympic Committee, Cristobal Marte Hoffiz,
president of NORCECA Confederation, Major General Ney Aldrin
Bautista, Director of the National Police, as well as Mr.
Nelson Guillen, director of the Institute of
He invited the media to attend a tour of the Palacio de los
Deportes, the official competition venue, on Thursday to
check the way it has been prepared to host a world-class
Marte Hoffiz, who is also the president of the Dominican
Female Volleyball Project, expressed his gratitude to the
president of the Dominican Republic Mr. Danilo Medina
Sánchez for the financial support to bring the event to the
country. He also thanked Ministers Peralta and Díaz as well
as Mejía Oviedo who has been directly involved in the
Several national TV channels will broadcast the two daily
matches, including CRTV Channel 4 and COLIMDO the channel of
the Olympic Committee. The signal will be streamed on demand
by NORCECA TV.