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Soccer in Haiti

Soccer in Haiti

Soccer is considered "Sport Roi" or the King of sports for Haitians. Called foutbòl, the sports is being managed by the Fédération Haïtienne de Football which represents the governing body for football in Haiti.

The main stadiom to play football in haiti is Stade Sylvio Cator located in Port-au-Prince. The Haitian National team has made one memorable appearance at the FIFA World Cup, in 1974 in Germany

Our soccer may not be all that today, however, Haiti has one of the longest football traditions in the Caribbean

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Disabled Soccer Player in Haiti

Disabled Soccer Player in Haiti

Signalling an outlook of hope after the devastation caused by the 2010 earthquake, perhaps no group has come further than the soccer team, Zaryen, made up of all-amputee players, a first for Haiti. Showing signs of their success, the team scheduled their first ever tour to the United States, where they will visit New York and Washington D.C., hosting clinics and having matches, demonstrating their skill, perseverance and innovative use of prosthetics.

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Haiti on Ice show finally on

Haiti on Ice show finally on

Haiti on Ice, as much anticipated as it was postponed, was finally put on for a run of four nights. The event which was originally planned for November of 2012, hit over twelve brick walls, ranging from a hurricane to the inability of the ice machine to function optimally in the hot climate. The team from Guadeloupe that put on the show was finally able to put on a 50 minute show which included performances from skaters from across the globe.

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Victoria Duval Wins First Round Match at US Open

Victoria Duval Wins First Round Match at US Open

The 17 year old Victoria Duval, who took under her belt a recent win, her first ever at the US Open, in her first-round match against former Open winner Samantha Stosur, saw defeat within her second round, played against Daniela Hantuchova by 2-6, 3-6. Currently, her career records include 32-29 for singles and 4-3 for doubles. At still such a young age, Duval has ample time and the apparent drive to amass a few titles.

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Haitian-American Victoria Duval Wins First-Round Match at US Open, Tennis tournament

Haitian-American Victoria Duval Wins First-Round Match at US Open, Tennis tournament

Here is a picture of the Haitian-American Tennis player Victoria Duval who managed to come up with an upset win over the 2011 champion Samantha Stosur during the US Open first round tennis tournament in 2013.

This was quite a victory and an accomplishment for the young Haitian-American tennis player who was a heavy underdog coming into the match against Stosur. Prior to this game, Samantha Stosur who is a former US Open champion, was ranked 11th in the world

Victoria Duval had to deal with two major issues in her life before the age of 17 when she actually became a superstar in tennis. She experienced the terror of being held hostage by a kidnap gang in Haiti. Also, her father almost lost his life during the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Victoria Duval was born in Miami on November 30, 1995 of Haitian family but spent most of her childhood in Haiti. She acquired most of her tennis skills Haiti while training at the JOTAC Tennis Academy in Port-au-Prince. She plays right-handed, with a two-handed backhand. Her coach is Nick Bollettieri.

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Congolese Slaves Import Tire Machet

Congolese Slaves Import Tire Machet

Tire Machèt began as a tribal martial arts skill in the African Congo. When European invaders conquered Haiti, they began importing Congolese slaves, who brought Tire Machèt with them.

The slaves worked on plantations and finally decided to revolt against their masters. They used Tire Machèt as their weapon.

Tire Machèt has endured as a martial art due to the protection it had when Haiti became isolated from the rest of the world. Today, it is a sacred symbol of the Haitian Slave Revolt.

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Haitian Army Adopts Tire Machet as Effective Weapon

Haitian Army Adopts Tire Machet as Effective Weapon

When Congolese slaves were brought to Haiti to work the plantations, they imported a tribal martial arts form, Tire Machèt.

On the eve of the Haitian Slave Revolt, Tire Machèt was resurrected as an inexpensive type of weaponry the rebel slaves could use to slaughter plantation owners.

When the Haitian Army saw the value of Tire Machèt, they quickly adopted it as a skill to be mastered in basic training.

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Tire Machet an Effective Weapon for Haitian Slaves

Tire Machet an Effective Weapon for Haitian Slaves

The Créole martial arts form, Tire Machèt, has its roots in African tribal traditions. Brought to Haiti by Congolese slaves, it gained ascendency during a period of isolation Haiti endured from the rest of the world.

Prior to the Haitian Slave Revolt, Tire Machèt became weaponry for rebels to destroy their masters' plantations. The Haitian Army adopted Tire Machèt as part of its training and it has evolved to become a modern martial arts skill imbued with sacredness.

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Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway on Haiti Relief

Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway on Haiti Relief

This is a picture of two of the stars of Miami Heat Basketball team Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway. They were involved in the Haiti Relief campaign following the 2010 earthquake. Alonzo Harding Mourning played most of his 15-year NBA career for the Miami Heat. Nicknamed "Zo", Mourning earned NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, underwent kidney transplant and helped the Heats to win the 2006 NBA Championship. Timothy Duane "Tim" Hardaway played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and was one of the league's best point guards in his prime

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NBA star Samuel Dalembert to build a Sports Complex in Haiti.

NBA star Samuel Dalembert to build a Sports Complex in Haiti.

Here is a picture of the NBA star Samuel Dalembert as he plans to build a Sports Complex in Haiti.

There is a good chance that the Sports Complex will be located in Cite soleil and the design will be similar to the YMCA in the United States that provides multiple activities in one location

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