Peralta optimistic about NORCECA Qualifier to Tokyo 2020
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, December 9, 2019 – The
Organizing Committee of the NORCECA Women’s Qualification
Tournament Tokyo 2020 held a press conference to announce
the progress attained toward the event to take place on
January 10-12 with the participation of teams representing
four countries, including the Dominican Republic.
One ticket to the Olympic Games will be up for grabs in the
event also featuring teams representing Canada, Mexico and
Mr. Jose Ramón Peralta, Administrative Minister of the
Presidency and chairman of the Organizing Committee,
optimistically referred to different topics like tickets
sale, security, transportation of fans and teams and the
revamping of the Sports Palace.
“We are looking forward to have a sellout crowd for the
three days of the competition with the home fans supporting
our Queens of the Caribbean,” Peralta said. “The tickets are
Other members of the OC took turns during the meeting with
the media at Il Capuccino restaurant located in the center
of Santo Domingo.
Mr. Danilo Diaz, Minister of Sports and Recreation,
announced the Sports Palace will be put to the disposal of
the Organizing Committee from December 15 in order to
prepare the facility with all the requirements of the
International Volleyball Federation (FIVB).
Mme. Ligia Bonetti, president of Dominican Industrial
Society (SID), the main private sponsor, said the
identification with the sport of volleyball, especially with
the Queens of the Caribbean, is becoming a tradition of the
company she presides over. She invited the Dominican fans to
join the legions who support and cheer for the home side.
Mr. Luis Mejía Oviedo, president of the Dominican Republic
Olympic Committee, said that for the Dominican delegation to
Tokyo 2020 it shall be an honor to have the members of the
volleyball team representing the Dominican women during the
“We are expecting a tough battle in January and hopefully
our girls will claim the ticket to the Olympics which is the
ultimate goal of every athlete in the world,” Mejía said.
Olga Torres Perera, president of COCO & CO, the marketing
company in charge of the logistics and commercialization of
the event, opened the press conference explaining the
qualification process to the Olympic Games.