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Volleyball and Beach VB included in CA Games’ program


MANAGUA, Nicaragua, February 3, 2017 – Volleyball and Beach Volleyball are included in the competition program of the Xi Central American Games to be held in the capital of Nicaragua and other cities from December 3 to 17.


NORCECA Volleyball Confederation is responsible for the supervision of those sport disciplines in collaboration with the Organizing Committee and the Nicaraguan Volleyball Federation.


The Volleyball tournament is to be played at the Multi-Sport Gymnasium currently under construction at Luis Alfonso Velásquez Flores Park, an 8,000-seat venue in Managua. The Beach Volleyball event will be held at Xolotlan Boulevard also in the Nicaraguan capital.


Costa Rica is the reigning champion in women’s volleyball after claiming its seventh crown and third in a row four years ago at home in San Jose with a victory over Guatemala in the final match. Nicaragua won the bronze medal.


In 2013, Honduras won the men’s gold medal after a dramatic five-set victory over Costa Rica and Panama claimed the bronze medal. It was the first gold medal ever for Honduras.


Costa Ricans Ingrid Morales and Natalia Alfaro were crowned in women’s beach volleyball with the silver medal going to Nicaraguans Elia Torres and Swan Mendoza. Guatemalans Ingrid Lopez and Lourdes Ramirez finished in third place.


Nicaraguans Gerald Umaña and Henry Hernandez won the men’s gold medal over Salvadorans Carlos Escobar and David Vargas. Guatemalans Andy Leonardo and Luis Garcia won the bronze medal.