Figueroa introduced as new president of Medical Commission
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, February 23, 2013 –Dominican
Dr. Victor Figueroa was introduced as new president of the
NORCECA Medical Commission during its annual meeting held in
Santo Domingo on Saturday.
Figueroa now holds the position occupied by the late Dr. Andrés
Piña del Rosario, who passed away last year and presided over
the commission for more than a decade.
Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz, president of NORCECA, delivered speech
about all the personal qualities of Dr. Piña del Rosario before
the members observed a minute of silence in his memory.
Figueroa made a report of the results of the recent meeting of
the FIVB Medical Commission held in Lausanne, Switzerland and
also informed about the updated list of banned substances.
Dr. Raúl Medina presented a report of the anti-doping tests
performed last year in all NORCECA competitions in both
volleyball and beach volleyball.
The members of the commission discussed how to improve the
conditions to conduct the tests and also the issued related to
the health of referees.
Figueroa, together with Medina and Dr. Hector Lozada, were
commissioned to prepare a report of all the injuries sustained
by players during the competitions.