IOC Executive Member addressed the Athletes
ORANJESTAD, Aruba, July 6, 2018 - The CAZOVA (Caribbean Zonal
Volleyball Association) Youth Olympic Beach Volleyball Qualifier
held its Technical Meeting at the Tropicana Resort, Eagle Beach
The official ceremony was addressed by General Secretary of the
Aruba Olympic Committee Ms. Nicole Hoevertsz who is also an
Executive member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Ms. Hoevertsz told the participating teams from; Aruba, Haiti,
Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and US Virgin Islands, that
the Youth Olympic games is more than just a sporting event, it’s
about the merger of Sport and Education, athletes will learn
about the diversity of countries, their cultures and religions.
There will also be a large festival at Youth Olympic Games to be
held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 6 to 18 this year.
The President of the Aruba Volleyball Federation Mrs. Filomena
Daniel Curiel welcomed everyone to Aruba. She also echoed her
passion for the development of the youth beach volleyball.
The Tournament Director Mr. Daymian Stewart brought greeting on
behalf of NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz and CAZOVA
President Mushtaque Mohammed. He also explained the important
decision made by NORCECA that created the important opportunity
for teams at the Aruba Qualifier to qualify directly to the
Youth Olympic Games.
The Teams that were ranked and placed in the following groups.
Group A Girls:
TTO, ARU & HAI
Group B Girls:
SUR, ISV & JAM
Group A Boys:
ARU, ISV & HAI
Group B Boys:
TTO, JAM & SUR