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This Thursday the Dominican Republic will begin its participation in the first Youth Pan American Games in which it will be present with around 185 athletes distributed in 26 disciplines.

Cali-Valle, Colombia, is the city that hosts the contest that will be from December 25 to 5.

The tricolor representation had a setback after the male flag bearer, Alexander Ogando, of athletics, tested positive for COVID-19 and if the second test, which would be done this Wednesday, would be changed, “the chief told Diario Libre from Cali. mission of the Dominican delegation, Luis Chanlatte. The female flag bearer is Moira Morillo, from judo.

Regarding the Dominican sports that will compete in Cali, the Dominican baseball team has already been officially registered, after some setbacks the day before.

Outside of all that, the appointment presents a good atmosphere. “The Games have good promotion. There is a lot of encouragement in a general sense, ”said Chanlatte. In these competitions, different hotels will be the ones that will serve as a village for the different representations that will take part in this experiment of Panam Sports (former Pan American Sports Organization).

For the appointment, the women’s 400 meters was suspended, since the minimum required number of countries did not appear. It would be exchanged for a 4×400 relay.

The Obelisco Hotel is the headquarters of the Dominican delegation, Chanlatte reported, adding that the Copa and Avianca companies are responsible for the air transport of the Dominican delegation.

First to debut

Women’s handball is the first to debut in the Games by RD. He was scheduled to face Paraguay at 7:40 a.m. (Cali time) last night, a match corresponding to group B, at the Iván Vassilev Coliseum.

Tests every three days

As prevention, the organization of the Games decided on a protocol to prevent or control COVID-19. For these purposes “PCR tests will be done every three days,” Chanlatte reported. As a rule, no athlete or delegate will leave for that country without the corresponding vaccines or tests.

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