Centro Caribe Sports inaugurates head office in the Dominican Republic
SANTO DOMINGO.- With the presence of the Vice President of the Republic,
Raquel Peña, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC),
Thomas Bach, the sports leader of Panam Sports, Neven Ilic, and the
attendance of the members of the Executive Committee, the head office of
Centro Caribe Sports was inaugurated in the Dominican capital.
In a family atmosphere, the office of the oldest regional sports
organization in the world was opened, where the President of the
Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC), Keith
Joseph (SVG), the President of the Dominican Olympic Committee,
Garibaldy Bautista, members of the Organizing Committee of the XXV
Central American and Caribbean Games, Santo Domingo 2026, as well as
other sports leaders of the Dominican Republic were present.
During the opening remarks, Luis Mejía Oviedo, President of Centro
Caribe Sports, thanked the courtesy of the Vice President of the
Republic, Mrs. Peña, the IOC President, Olympic champion, Thomas Bach,
and his counterpart from Panam Sports, Neven Ilic, for being present on
the historic night of Monday, March 6.
Mejía also emphasized the importance of the opening of the office: "The
headquarters of the regional body of Central American and Caribbean
sport is installed in the city of Santo Domingo, and its doors are open
to the entire region and the continent".
On his side, Bach addressed those present, valuing the initiative of
President Mejía in inaugurating the Centro Caribe Sports office in the
Dominican capital, taking into consideration that by 2026, it will be
the next venue for the Central American and Caribbean Games, to be held
in the capital of the Dominican Republic.
"The venue reflects the innovation that Mejía has always tried for years
with the digital world, uniting sport with technology", were the words
of Bach during the event.
Bach presented the IOC President's trophy, a recognition that represents
the birth of an athlete or leader who emerges in a world where the sky
is the limit.
The ribbon cutting to mark the opening of the Centro Caribe Sports
office was done by Vice President Raquel Peña, followed by the unveiling
of two photographs, inaugurating the Centro Caribe Sports Presidents
Gallery, with photos of former presidents José Joaquín Puello Herrera
(DOM) and Steve Stoute (BAR).
The office of Centro Caribe Sports is located on José Dolores Alfonseca
Street, Corporate Building 11.