EL NUEVO DIARIO, SANTO DOMINGO.- The Minister of Sports and Recreation, Francisco Camacho, motivated the delegations that will compete in the XIX Bolivarian Games and I Caribbean Games to “go with their heads held high like warriors.”
The official affirmed that the Dominican athletes are prepared and that they do not need luck to achieve good results in their respective commitments.
“Our flag will remain at the top of each pavilion. I am sure that the national anthem will be heard on more than one occasion”, said Camacho when leading the act of handing over the flags to the delegations of the Bolivarian and Guadeloupe Games.
The solemn act took place in the Juan Ulises García Saleta event hall of the Dominican Olympic Committee (COD).
On his side, Acosta valued the importance that high-performance athletes have always received the flag as part of the commitment to represent the country.
“The delegations could not leave without carrying out this tradition. Go focused and return full of fruits”, expressed the senior Olympic leader.
Acosta stressed that the Dominican Republic will compete in both games thanks to the support of the Ministry of Sports, the joint work of the National Sports Federations and the COD.
“Go out and demonstrate the quality that the Government, its leaders and the Dominican people expect from you,” he concluded.
The national flag was received by the president of the COD, Mr. Antonio Acosta, as well as by the head of Mission of the Caribbean Games, Franklin de la Cruz, as well as a representation of the athletes from Quisquey.
In the last few hours, some 50 Dominican athletes have left for their respective competitions along with their coaches and technical team.
The Bolivarian Games will be held from June 24 to July 5 in Valledupar, Colombia, while the Caribbean Games will be held in Guadeloupe, from June 29 to July 3.
Also present at the event were Gilberto García, general secretary of the COD, Rafael Uribe, vice president, and Rafael Villalona, member, as well as swimming, women’s volleyball, judo and wrestling athletes, among others.