With the participation of more than 400 athletes, male and female, grouped into 14 sports disciplines, divided into four zones, the first Country Olympics were inaugurated, within the framework of the celebrations of the 90th anniversary of the Santiago Country Club.
The opening of the event took place with a full house at the Santiago Country Club softball stadium with an opening presented by Las Zumberas del Country, while the entity’s mascot, the famous Leoncio, came up surprisingly from the same audience.
LThen the parade of athletes from the Juan Vila, Víctor Estrella, Winston -Chilote- Llenas and Julia Lora de Hieronimus zones began, all of which will compete with the 14 disciplines.
TOAccompanied by their respective hostesses, the honorees Juan Vila, with Francisco Rodríguez, Tomas Belliard and Jorge Acosta, from the host board of directors; Víctor Estrella, with Miguel Canahuate and Quira Rebecca Minier, from the hosts; Winston -Chilote- Llenas, with Emmanuel García Musa, president of the Santiago Sports Union; and Julia Lora de Hieronimus, with Héctor de Padua, sports director of the Santiago City Council; Víctor Darío Torres and Luís Liriano, from the organizers
Then the architect Willy Rodríguez, president of the Santiago Country Club and Margarita Jáquez, sports commissioner, received the flags, Dominican and Las Olimpiadas Country.
ANDhe architect Rodríguez, said the central speech; The sports oath was in charge of Ramón del Villar, athlete of the year in 2018 in the soccer discipline.
LYou gentlemen, Willy Rodríguez, president of the Santiago Country Club; Yara Hernández, sustainability manager of the Cibao Association of Savings and Loans and Andrés Bisonó, vice president of the board of directors of the Cooperativa San José, after the respective portraits, proceeded to award the honorees, Juan Vila, Víctor Estrella, Winston – Chilote- Llenas and Julia Lora de Hieronimus.
After David Armando Nina Minier, 2019 Santiago Country Club athlete of the year arrived, torch in hand to light the cauldron.
A delegation from the Organizing Committee led by Margarita Jáquez let out multicolored lights with fireworks.
The competitions will be developed in the sports of Aquathlon, Basketball, Children’s Baseball, Billiards, Cycling, Cross Training, Dominoes, Soccer, Swimming, Softball, Taekwondo, Field Tennis, Table Tennis and Volleyball.