Viva Communications is the official sponsor of XVII Women’s Cup
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, April 14, 2018 – Viva
Communications of Grupo Telemicro has been granted by NORCECA
Volleyball Confederation the broadcasting television rights in
the national territory of the Dominican Republic for the XVII
Viva Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup.
The annual competition runs from July 6 to 15 with a rest day
after the conclusion of the preliminary pool phase.
The twelve-team intercontinental event gather together the top
teams from the South America and NORCECA Confederations and is a
qualifier event to the XVIII Pan American Games to take place in
Lima. Peru next year.
The XVII Viva Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup features teams
from Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela
representing South America and from United States, Canada, Cuba,
Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Mexico of NORCECA.
The Organizing Committee is presided over by Major General of
Dominican Air Force Elvis Marcelino Pérez Feliz who occupied the
same role and functions when the event also was played in Santo
Domingo in 2016.
All the matches of the tournament –six per day- will be
contested at the Volleyball Place “Prof. Ricardo Gioriber
Teams will be divided into three pools of four teams who will
compete under a round-robin format. After a rest day, the top
two ranked team will earn a direct ticket to the semifinals and
the teams placed second will play crossed matches in the
United States are the defending champions having defeated
Dominican Republic for the gold medal last year in Peru. Puerto
Rico won the bronze medal.
In the history of the event, United States lead with five
titles, followed by Cuba and Dominican Republic each with four
and Brazil with three. The Dominican Republic leads in podium
positions with 15.