President Wei tours the BC High Performance Center


TIJUANA, Mexico, April 29, 2012 — FIVB President Jizhong Wei arrived to the Baja California High Performance Center on Sunday morning for a special tour around the facilities that host the NORCECA Women’s Qualification Tournament.


Wei was received by NORCECA President and FIVB First Executive Vice President, Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, along with the Baja California Sports Director and Tournament’s Local Organising Committee CEO, Saul Castro Verdugo.


President Wei and his wife Li Lingpei, visited the different areas of the complex such as the Administration Building, Sports Medicine Clinic, Gathering Area, as well as the Athletic Village.


The tour also included an unexpected meeting with the Baja California Taekwondo Team during its morning practice followed by the visit to the Swimming and Diving Complex that hosted the last date of the FINA Diving World Series a week ago.


Other area that captured Mr. Wei’s attention was the Athletes’ Educational Center a middle school level institution that provides academic preparation to all the boys and girls who are part of the state sports talent program.


One of those students, Reina Navarro, had the chance to meet and talk with the FIVB President, who wished her good look in her beginning as a volleyball player and student.


“I am very surprised and amazed for the good effort made at this center, in providing the tools and education to those kids who come from lower resources families, that is a great social work, that contributes to have better human beings thanks to the values of sport,” said Mr. Wei.


He also had the chance to meet with the national team members of Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U-20 Team of Cuba, that is along with the senior team in Tijuana in a training camp.


The tour concluded with the presentation of a feature video production by the Sports Institute Baja California, that recreates the success of this region of Mexico in the National Junior Olympic Program.