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Mexican referee Ramirez nominated for National Award

Mexico's Miguel Ramirez has officiated in four editions of the Olympic Games

Mexico City, Mexico, November 10, 2013 – Longtime Mexican beach volleyball referee Miguel Angel Ramírez has been nominated for the National Sports Award, an annual recognition conceded by the Government of Mexico through the National Council of Sports and Physical Culture.

Ramirez, who has participated in four Olympic Games starting in Atlanta 1996, is one of the top candidates to receive the distinction in the Judge/Referee category.

Other categories included in the annual awards correspond to athletes, team-sport, coaches and individuals with meritorious career services in favor of the development of the sport in Mexico.

Ramirez is both an FIVB International Referee and NORCECA Referee. During his long career, he has officiated in countless matches of the FIVB World Tour and has been very active throughout the development of the NORCECA Circuit.

The resume of Miguelito, as he is called by his peers, also includes regional competitions like the Pan American and Central American and Caribbean Games.

One of the most respected referees and volleyball men in his native Mexico as well as in the NORCECA area, Ramirez was also nominated to the award last year.

“Last year we were very close to get it,” Ramirez said recently, “but the most important thing is always to work and give your best with humility and desire to serve volleyball and beach volleyball in my country and in the world.”


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