The J/P Haitian Relief Organization funded team of five runners is closer to their goal of competing in the New York Marathon this year. The five runners are: 44-year-old Astrel Clovis, 32-year-old Jean Macksony, 28-year-old Pétrus Césarion (men), 32-year-old Bertine Lainé, and 22-year-old Carline Lamour. Trained by Alan Culpepper, a two-time Olympian, the team hopes to parlay their participation into much-needed attention for the country. The marathon will take place on November 2, 2014.
On June 15th 2014 Haitians will be viewing the soccer World Cup in Munich. It has been 36 years since Haiti competed in the World Cup, and a moment in time never to be forgotten happened then. Haiti scored a goal against top-ranked Italy.
Emmanuel Sanon made an astounding score against goalkeeper Dino Zoff, a legend among soccer players. For a brief period the score was Haiti 1, Italy 0. Today one of Haiti's finest moments in sports can be seen on YouTube.
Here is a picture of the Haitian-American Jozy Altidore at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He was forced out a Match between United States and Ghana very early due tho an injury where he pulled his hamstring.
The expectations for him were high in this World Cup in Brazil. With this great player in the team, many people were expecting that the United States will make a better presentation this year.
So what do you think with the injury of Jozy Altidore. Do you think it's still possible for the U.S. to make a good presentation in the 2014 World Cup?
The conditions for the Haitian laborers, busy building the stadiums for the World Cup in Brazil, have been described as 'slave-like'. Almost as alarming is the news that many of these workers are educated people who, oftentimes, have degrees. They then seek this type of labor because their new countries don't recognize their college degrees. As reported, 15 Haitians complain about bad conditions, the safety risk and low pay they face each week as they help to build the more than 12 stadiums sanctioned for the games.
The Bell Centre in Montreal housed the underwhelming matchup of Jean Pascal and Lucien Bute recently, in which the Haitian-born Pascal shored-up his victory with little resistance from Bute. Following his victory, Pascal is now the World Champion Heavyweight Adonis Stevenson's mandatory challenger. The two Haitians are at the top of their game currently and their matchup will drum up at least as much attention as did Pascal vs. Bute.
Grand'Anse native son, Sony Norde, came into the world on July 27, 1989. He is an up-and-coming football star, who now plays for the Bangladesh Premier League on the Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi team.
After a rookie season with San Luis FC, in which he scored eight goals, he was drafted for the Boca Juniors, an Argentinean team. Before, he played on the Haiti National Football team at the Youth and senior level divisions and with them at CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.
President Martelly and Minister Racine of Youth, Sports, and Civic Action attended the launching of the newly remodeled sports arena at St. Therese Park. An up-to-date facility, it contains 2,700 seats and player, referee, and meeting rooms.
Minister Racine underscored the importance of achieving well-rounded students, both academically and athletically.
Martelly re-committed his government to continue progressing on reconstruction projects, entreating attendees they must exercise patience while waiting for projects to begin in their neighborhoods.
Mountain Bike Ayiti will take place for a second year in January of 2014. Following the success of its first staging earlier this year, promoters hope to capitalize on the momentum and host a fun, scenic tour of Haiti's mountains and some of the coast on two wheels. Filming of the event will be undertaken by an experienced team of professionals in the industry and highlights of the race, including results, will be aired on local networks with coverage by adventure and cycling media from around the world.
On November 19, 2013, President Michel Martelly inaugurated the largest sports complex in Haiti at Ouanaminthe. While visiting this North Eastern border town he was accompanied by some ministers of the state and senior government officials. The sports complex meets every aspect of customary standards and includes a football field with seating capacity of 500. There is space for basketball court, a mixed area for volleyball and tennis, administrative offices, physical training facilities and cloak room. While inaugurating, the Head of the State talked about the potentials of the area and mentioned if you have enough determination, land and resources, it is nothing difficult to develop a well-built community.
During the court hearing, Haitian-born boxer Bermane Stiverne says that Don King, along with the other defendants that include his step-son, a business associate and his Don King Production (DKP) company, took him into a meeting in which he was made to sign three contracts before subsequently being asked to sign an exclusive agreement for promotion from DKP. Feeling that he was coerced into the decision, Stiverne would like the contract rescinded.