Covid-19 leaves the Palace to basketball

Something good had to stop after so much suffering that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused in the world and especially in our country.

And it is that, due to prevention and health measures, mass meetings in closed places are limited.

The Virgilio Travieso Soto Sports Palace has been, is and surely – when everything returns to normal – will continue to be a strategic place for holding events that attract a large number of people.

From artistic presentations, acts of a political and religious nature to university graduations, the installation is one of their favorite settings due to its characteristics of an enclosed space that can comfortably accommodate thousands of people and can have air conditioning, provided it is included in the expenses of the activity in question.

Well, this year and for the aforementioned reason, the men’s and women’s superior basketball tournaments, as well as those corresponding to the National Leagues of both branches, have been carried out smoothly. If it is not a record, it is an excellent average.

The only regrettable thing is that, also as a consequence of the pandemic, the faithful and good fans of the sport of the hoop and the ball have not been able to massively fill their natural stage and be able to closely observe their favorite players who after a forced break In 2020 they have been able to enjoy their dedication, their passion and the display of all their talent.

FASTBREAKS.- The Dominican U-16 men’s team started with a 107-54 victory over Chile in the Tournament of the Americas. It also shares a group with Puerto Rico and the United States. The short season of the LNB and the close fight for the classification has put the teams’ managers to change reinforcements with great haste. It is strange that having an accumulated debt with several people, some of them already disappeared, the voting sheet for journalists only includes a couple of former basketball players in the people of Larisa Díaz and Ricardo Greer.