Mejía Oviedo committed to impulse progress of volleyball
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, October 24, 2020 – IOC Member
and President of Centro Caribe Sports Luis Mejia Oviedo remarked
the commitment the regional sports organization has to develop
volleyball as one of the flagships of the institution.
Mejia Oviedo was one of the special guests to the opening
session of the XXV NORCECA Volleyball Confederation being
carried through a virtual platform.
“Centro Caribe Sports is committed to impulse the progress of
volleyball and beach volleyball as one of our flagships,” Mejía
The also President of the Dominican Olympic Committee praised
the work done by the NORCECA/FIVB Regional Development Center in
the Dominican Republic graduating coaches and referees.
“One of our goals is to use that model to promote the
development of referees and officials the way volleyball has
done for the past decades,” Mejía Oviedo added.
He took the opportunity to announce that several countries have
approached Centro Caribe Sports interested in organizing the
Central American and Caribbean Games of 2022 originally
scheduled in Panama.
“I want to inform that next November 15 we will be receiving the
information from 3 or 4 countries who have showed interest to
host the Games and the presentation will be closed on December
15, before the announcement of the new site.
Puerto Rico has showed interest in organizing the Games
returning to the city of Mayaguez who hosted the edition of 2010
while PV Media Sports reported one month ago that Dominican
Republic was willing to share the host with another country.
Mejia Oviedo also said they also will be confirming the city of
Santa Marta, Colombia as the host of the Central American and
Caribbean Beach Games in 2022.