Marte Hoffiz praises organizers of event in Tijuana


TIJUANA, Mexico, May 4, 2012 – The NORCECA Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament has been a complete success in the city of Tijuana, Mexico, according to Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, president of the continental confederation and first executive vice president of FIVB.


Marte Hoffiz made his statements ahead of the last two days of action and four teams still with chances of claiming the one ticket available to the upcoming 2012 London Olympic Games.


“Once again, the organizers of Baja California have accomplished a marvelous work covering all the bases,” Marte Hoffiz said. “Saul Castro Verdugo and his team have the expertise after organizing many international events.”


The president of NORCECA said that, after a short visit, FIVB President Jizhong Wei left the country with a positive impression about the level of organization of the event and the facilities and programs developed by the Sport and Physical Culture of Baja California at the High Performance Center.


“The event has been running smoothly in all the areas and the players, officials and members of the control committee are more than satisfied about it,” he added. “President Wei was thrilled after sharing time with the athletes training at the High Performance Center.


In Friday’s action Cuba and Puerto Rico will face each other at 2:00 p.m. PDT in the first semifinal while Dominican Republic are to play Canada at 5:00.