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
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