Santo Domingo to host Women’s Qualifier to Tokyo 2020

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, October 22, 2019 – The NORCECA Women’s Qualification Tournament Tokyo 2020 will be contested in Santo Domingo on January 10-12 with the participation of teams from Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and host Dominican Republic.

The announcement was made by Cristobal Marte Hoffiz during a press conference held at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Santo Domingo, where the teams will be lodged.

He also paid gratitude to the financial support received from the president of the Dominican Republic H.E. Danilo Medina Sánchez for the event to be held in the Dominican capital.

The three-day competition will be disputed at Virgilio Travieso Sports Palace with a seating capacity of 10,000 spectators.

The press conference was attended by Danilo Díaz, minister of sports and recreation, Luis Mejía Oviedo, president of the Dominican Republic Olympic Committee and COI member and Jose Miguel Bonetti DuBreil, Executive Vice President of Merca-SID the main sponsor of the event, and Alexis García, president of the Dominican Volleyball Federation.

Also Marcos Kwiek, head coach of the Dominican Team, Milagros Cabral of the Female Volleyball Program of the Dominican Federation, and Olga Torres, president of COCO & CO Sport Marketing.

Marte Hoffiz, who also presides over the Female Program, presented the members of the Dominican team and its captain Prisilla Rivera answered the questions from the media covering the event.