Toronto Games organizers meet with UPV executives


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, April 24, 2014 – Representatives of the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games Organizing Committee and the Volleyball Pan American Union held a working session on Thursday in preparation for the indoor and beach events of next year.


The Organizing Committee was represented by Dennis Hinault, Sport Vice President of the Toronto Games, as well as Holly Abraham, senior manager. They were accompanied by Hugh Wong of Canada, the NORCECA Vice President for the Central Zone.


Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz and Rafael Lloreda Currea, President and Vice President, respectively, of the Volleyball Pan American Union attended the meeting along with Nelson Ramírez, Executive Director of NORCECA Confederation.


Both parties discussed on the number of teams taking part of the both as well as team’s compositions, number of members of the control committee, lodging and meals, inspection visits, conducting the competitions, calendars, test events, and every other topic related to the organization of the beach volleyball and volleyball tournaments.


“We were pleased to receive so distinguished visitors and working together to organize very successful tournaments in Toronto next year,” UPV President Marte Hoffiz stated.


“I am very satisfied about this very productive meeting,” UPV First Vice President Lloreda Currea said. “The Volleyball and Beach Volleyball tournaments in Toronto are going to attract a lot of fans as it was the case in Guadalajara in 2011.”


The Pan American Sports Organization is the institution that organizes the quadrennial multisport event now going into its seventeenth edition.


Volleyball has been part of the sport program of the games since its second edition in 1955 in Mexico City, Mexico, while beach volleyball was introduced in the 1999 Games at Winnipeg, Canada.