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
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.