Marte Hoffiz received by organizers of Tokyo Games
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, October 24, 2018 – NORCECA
President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz paid a courtesy visit to the
premises of the Organizing Committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic
Games where he was received by volleyball legend Yuko Arakida,
who is member of the Board of both the Games and the Japan
Marte Hoffiz, on behalf of NORCECA presented his gratitude for
her personal intervention to get the approval and coordinate the
training camps of several teams of the confederation that took
part in the 2018 Women’s World Championship.
The countries who benefitted from the facilities offered by the
municipalities of Japan ahead of the championship were:
Cuba in Saitama, Trinidad & Tobago in Ageo-Yokohama, Dominican
Republic in Okayama, Puerto Rico in Osaka and Mexico in
Among the topics of the meeting, Marte Hoffiz and Arakida
analyzed the possibilities of repeating the experience with the
teams from NORCECA qualified to the 2019 FIVB World Cup and the
2020 Tokyo Games and those can also develop training camps with
10 days of anticipation of the start of the events.
Who is Yuko Arakida
Arakida born in 1954, is also Executive Board Member of the
Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC).
She was an Olympic champion at the 1976 Games in Montreal and
member of Japan’s gold medal-winning teams at the 1974 FIVB
Women’s Volleyball World Championship in Mexico, and the FIVB
Volleyball Women’s World Cup 1977 in Japan.
During her heyday as an athlete she led both national teams and
club teams on the international stage in Switzerland and