NORCECA offers huge support to organizers of Barranquilla 2018
BARRANQUILLA, Colombia, March 24, 2017 – The president NORCECA
Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA), Cristobal Marte Hoffiz,
during the inspection visit to the city of Barranquilla,
announced the donation by the institution under his direction of
sport equipment for the volleyball and beach volleyball
competitions included in the program of the XXIII Central
American and Caribbean Games 2018 to be held in Barranquilla,
Marte Hoffiz made the important announcement during a working
meeting with Hector Cardona, president of the Central American
and Caribbean Sport Organization (CACSO) and authorities of the
Organizing Committee of the XXIII Central American and Caribbean
Games, Barranquilla, Colombia, 2018.
The Dominican sport leader was accompanied by Dr. Rafael Lloreda,
President of the South American Volleyball Confederation and
treasurer of the Colombian Olympic Committee.
“This donation exceeds by much the one NORCECA made to the past
Central American and Caribbean Games held in Veracruz, Mexico in
2014 and will mean a big financial save in the operational
budget of the Organizing Committee of Barranquilla (Cobar 2018)”
The donation includes one Sport Court Connor Volleyball playing
surface to be placed in Humberto Perea Gymnasium, currently
under construction located in the downtown area of Barranquilla.
Also includes Molten volleyballs, the Official Volleyball
homologated for the competitions, net, volleyball carts,
antennas, scoreboards for both volleyball and beach volleyball.
The donation and assistance from NORCECA also includes the high
tech software currently going through a testing period that is
foreseen to be implemented by FIVB in all the official
tournaments in 2017 to improve the Volleyball Information
Marte Hoffiz expressed that NORCECA will assist the organizers
with instructors to direct training courses in the areas of
refereeing, scoring, computerized statistics for the Volleyball
Information System, VIS, press and photography.
Eight teams per gender in volleyball and 24 pairs per gender in
beach volleyball will take part in the Games.
The Organizing Committee was represented Armando Segovia,
technical director, and the participants included also Humberto
Cintron, director of CACSO Technical Commission and Arateide
Caceres, director of National Federations of NORCECA.