Mexican authorities discuss FIVB world events in the country


TIJUANA, Mexico, January 30, 2013 – The organization in Mexico of the Boy’s Youth and the Women’s U-23 FIVB World Championships were among the main topics discussed during a meeting between Jesus Mena Campos, the new general director of the Mexican National Sport Commission and Saul Castro Verdugo, director of Baja California Sport Institute and FIVB Executive Vice President.


The meeting took place at the headquarters of the Baja California Sport and Physical Culture in Tijuana.


“In the case of the international volleyball events, we analyzed all the strategies and logistics for the organization of the U-19 Boy’s Championship to be played in the cities of Tijuana and Mexicali of Baja California as well as the inaugural U-23 Women’s Championship,” Castro Verdugo said.


The U-19 World Championship is scheduled to be played from June 27 to July 7 and the official announcement is expected by mid-February.


Potential cities to host the U-23 Women’s World Championship, scheduled from October 2-13, are still under consideration, and both parts are confident about having another successful competition in Mexico.


“The support and interest of Mr. Mena Campos have been very important, and we are also enthusiastic for the response of the Olympic Committee,” remarked Castro Verdugo, who presides over the Organizing Committee of the U-19 Championship.


Last year, during his tenure as Mexico State Sports Institute Director, Mena Campos, a former Olympic bronze medalist as a diver in Seoul 1988, supported the organization in the city of Toluca of one of the stops of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit.