The President of the Republic, Luis Abinader, led this Tuesday the ceremony of delivery of the Dominican flag to the delegation that will travel to Tokyo to represent the country in different disciplines in the Olympic Games.
“The country, your government, is very proud of all of you and I know that we will be here celebrating all the medals that we are going to bring from there in this very hall, and that serves to let it be known that the Dominican Republic, among many other things, is also a leader in sports at the world level,” said Abinader when he spoke at the event held in the Las Cariátides Hall of the National Palace.
This delegation has 65 athletes who will compete in 10 different disciplines plus 55 officials, which will give a total of 120 people who will travel to Tokyo to compete in the Olympic Games starting next July 23.
That number, according to Sports Minister Francisco Camacho, will be the largest representation that the country will take to an Olympic Games.
“This shows that sport is advancing in our country, that sport is growing and this is due to the support that you have given us,” said the President of the Dominican Olympic Committee (IOC), Antonio Acosta.
During the activity that ended with the official presentation of the Dominican flag to the delegation, President Abinader stressed that in his government, sport is a priority and that is why he will continue to support all athletes.