Marte Hoffiz received by organizers of Tokyo Games


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, October 24, 2018 – NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz paid a courtesy visit to the premises of the Organizing Committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games where he was received by volleyball legend Yuko Arakida, who is member of the Board of both the Games and the Japan Volleyball Association.


Marte Hoffiz, on behalf of NORCECA presented his gratitude for her personal intervention to get the approval and coordinate the training camps of several teams of the confederation that took part in the 2018 Women’s World Championship.


The countries who benefitted from the facilities offered by the municipalities of Japan ahead of the championship were:


Cuba in Saitama, Trinidad & Tobago in Ageo-Yokohama, Dominican Republic in Okayama, Puerto Rico in Osaka and Mexico in Hiroshima.


Among the topics of the meeting, Marte Hoffiz and Arakida analyzed the possibilities of repeating the experience with the teams from NORCECA qualified to the 2019 FIVB World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Games and those can also develop training camps with 10 days of anticipation of the start of the events.


Who is Yuko Arakida


Arakida born in 1954, is also Executive Board Member of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC).


She was an Olympic champion at the 1976 Games in Montreal and member of Japan’s gold medal-winning teams at the 1974 FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championship in Mexico, and the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup 1977 in Japan.


During her heyday as an athlete she led both national teams and club teams on the international stage in Switzerland and Germany.