The government is organizing a big welcome for the winner of the Dominican Republic's first gold medal in an Olympic Games ever, Felix Sanchez and his golf medal in the 400 meter hurdles. This will be for 3 October.

Felix Sanchez, born of Dominican parents, lives and trains in the US, but chose to run for the land of his parents.

Plans are for a mega party on the Malecon. Sanchez had asked for this big party to celebrate the win after achieving the gold medal in Athens.