XXIII Central American Games kick off with Women’s Volleyball
BARRANQUILLA, Colombia, July 19, 2018. - Volleyball kicks off
with women’s tournament of the 2018 Barranquilla XXIII Central
American Games this Friday at Humberto Perea Coliseum.
NORCECA President and FIVB First Vice-President Cristobal Marte
Hoffiz presided the general technical meeting on the eve of the
event, with coaches and delegates of the eight participating
teams, international and international technical delegates,
referees and sport authorities.
“After the preliminary inquiries yesterday, we are ready for the
spectacular multi-sport festivity of our region, thanks to a
great team specialized in volleyball and of Barranquilla’s
organizing committee” said Cristobal Marte.
Pan-American Volleyball Union President and South American
Volleyball Confederation President Rafael Lloreda, also
addressed the meeting saying “we are among friends, welcome to
my country and we hope that volleyball will bring a great
spectacle so the people of Barranquilla can enjoy the high
quality of our sport. These Games are of great importance for
Barranquilla, a city that rescued the event thanks to the
efforts of the late CASCO President Hector Cardona”.
Lloreda also indicated that the Humberto Perea Coliseum, with a
capacity of 3,900 spectators, is a legacy for sports in
Barranquilla, hosting one of the most followed sports of the
Marte Hoffiz added that Barranquilla hosted the V Central
American and Caribbean Games in 1946 and volleyball also took
part of them, “we are confident that volleyball will be a high
leveled tournament with Olympic teams; the competition will run
without problems and NORCECA representatives are working in
every detail to assure a successful event”.
Ariel Sainz Competition Director gave his final report to the
teams, indicating that the Humberto Perea Coliseum is set for