The head of state expressed hope that the athletes will perform well in the competition and predicted that the delegation will come with the most medals, unlike other occasions.
President Luis Abinader presented this Tuesday the national flag to the Dominican delegation that will participate in the XXlV Central American and Caribbean Games, San Salvador 2023, to be held from June 23 to July 8 in San Salvador and which will be hosted by the Dominican Republic.
In a ceremony held at the Ambassadors Hall of the National Palace, the President handed over the tricolor flag.
The central words of the ceremony were given by the president of the Dominican Olympic Committee, Garibaldy Bautista, who thanked President Luis Abinader for his support to Dominican sports and predicted victory in the competitions in which the athletes will participate.
On his side, the administrative vice-minister of Sports, Franklin De la Mota, said that thanks to the support of the president, this is the largest delegation of the Dominican Republic that will participate in the San Salvador 2023 games.
“Your government has always said that it wants Dominican youth to be fully involved in sports, in education and this is the moment for you young people to raise the Dominican flag with pride,” said De la Mota.
The group that will travel to El Salvador and perform in the country is composed of 680 people, of which 477 are athletes, who will compete in more than 30 disciplines.
In these games, the country will host seven sports, which are: taekwondo, equestrian, racquetball, modern pentathlon, field field hockey, canoeing and skeet shooting.
Of these athletes, there are 205 in the women’s category and 272 in the men’s category. A total of 393 will travel to El Salvador (173 women and 221 men). In Santo Domingo there will be 84 athletes (33 women and 51 men).
Present at the ceremony were the Minister of the Presidency, Joel Santos; the Minister of Administration of the Presidency, José Ignacio Paliza and the Secretary General of the COD, Luis Chanlatti.