SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic.- The tripartite commission attending the assembly by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ACNO) taking place in Doha, Qatar, hosted a series of bilateral meetings with different organizations, pursuing to establish several agreements that benefit sports in the Dominican Republic. These meetings, where Luisin Mejía, chairman of the COD (Dominican Olympic Committee), Danilo Díaz, current Minister of Sports, and Mr. Felipe Vicini, CRESO chairman, participated seeking support to develop several programs for the National Sports Federations.
The meetings were held with delegations from Japan, Italy, as well as the chairpersons of the International Federations for Weightlifting, Baseball and Softball. Details of those agreements will be disclosed by the committee members upon their return. “We’ve had a very tight, but at the same time a highly productive agenda in benefit of Dominican sports”, Mejía Oviedo informed by phone.
These meetings also featured the participation of the Dominican Ambassador to Qatar, Mr. Hugo Guiliani, who has supported the Dominican delegation attending such an important event, thus gathering 207 countries at the Sheraton Doha Hotel. Also present were executives from the International Olympic Committee and World Federations representing different disciplines
On Tuesday’s session, Mejía Oviedo made use of the floor to speak about “strategic partnerships” between the Dominican Government through the Ministry of Sports, the private sector by way of CRESO and the COD, in benefit of the National Sports Federations and sports overall.
During this first day, within the framework of the ACNO Assembly Agenda, Minister of Sports Danilo Díaz Vizcaíno confessed to being immensely surprised.
Likewise, the COD chairman seized the occasion to stress about the agenda by the IOC’s chairman, Thomas Bach, who he had the honor of introducing before the ACNO Assembly.
CRESO is a non-profit organization that consists of the Dominican business community that invests in the development of a high-performance olympic athletic platform, accompanied by academic training of the athletes. VICINI, together with the Dominican Olympic Committee, is responsible for creating CRESO and achieving the involvement of 9 other leading companies that also invest in this program.