Dominicans would train in Okayama before the Olympics

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, October 20, 2019 – The Japanese city of Okayama will host a 10-day training camp for the Dominican Republic women’s volleyball team before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

An agreement regarding pre-games training camps for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was signed on October 15 in Hiroshima between the Dominican Volleyball Federation, represented by Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, and the City, the Prefecture of Okayama and the Okayama Volleyball Association.

The City of Okayama was represented by Mr. Hiroshi Goto, Director of Sports of the city of Okayama. Marte Hoffiz was in the Japanese city to participate in the award ceremony of the FIVB Men’s World Cup.

The agreement allows the Dominican team to use all the training facilities within Okayama whose authorities will provide warm hospitality.

The Dominican Republic women’s team will make all the efforts to participate in the Tokyo Olympics, and for the improvement of the level of technique and implement mutual exchange through volleyball with the other three parties.

The agreement foresees future training camps in Okayama after the Tokyo Olympics.

The Dominican Republic team will host the NORCECA Qualification Tournament Tokyo 2020 on January 8-13 against teams representing Mexico, Canada and Puerto Rico with the winner earning the confederation ticket to the Olympic Games.

The pre-tournament favorites Dominicans have participated in the Athens and London Games, finishing in the 8th and 5th places, respectively.