Marte Hoffiz welcomes Mejía Oviedo, new IOC member
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 17, 2017 – NORCECA
president Cristobal Marte Hoffiz was one of several Dominican
sports personalities present at Las Americas Airport in Santo
Domingo to welcome Mr. Luis Mejía Oviedo, president of the
Dominican Olympic Committee who was elected as one of the new
nine members of the IOC last Friday in Lima, Peru.
“Mr. Mejía Oviedo is a personal close friend who has shown
solidarity to all the initiatives of NORCECA Confederation and a
loyal follower with all the activities of volleyball at a
regional and world level,” Marte Hoffiz said. “So I am here to
reciprocate his constant appreciation to our activities.”
Mejía Oviedo, 64, is the second Dominican elected as IOC member.
His predecessor was the late Roque Napoleon Muñoz, who also
presided over the Dominican Olympic Committee.
Mejia Oviedo has a degree in Finance from Autonomous University
of Santo Domingo and is an expert in communications.
Under his leadership the Dominican Olympic Committee has gone
throughout a process of renovation, especially in the area of
He also has implemented in association with private field
corporations, a program under the title of “Creating Olympic
Dreams” to support up and coming athletes.