The Dominican Olympic Committee (COD) announced that two-time Dominican gold medal winner Felix Sánchez (Athens 2004 and London 2012) has joined the executive board of the COD. Other members of the board are COD president Luis Mejía, past president José Joaquín Puello, Gilberto García and Antonio Acosta.
Sánchez will be participating as a guest in representation of the Dominican athletes with the right to vote, but not vote until he is ratified by the sports federation assembly. The COD says a retired woman athlete would be chosen to complete the rule for two athletes on the board.
The COD also announced that the winner of the Athlete of the Year Award would receive RD$1 million cash prize during the Grand Olympic Gala scheduled for 20 February 2019 at the event to be held at the Gran Salón La Fiesta of the Jaragua Renaissance Hotel. The event is organized by the COD with the backing of the Ministry of Sports and the Cervecería Nacional Dominicana.
7 February 2019