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The principal sports in Haiti is soccer. However, many Haitian play basketball, volley ball as well as many other sports.

Rashad Jeanty, professional American football player

Rashad Jeanty is an American football linebacker with Haitian background. He has been a defensive end in Canadian football. He studied in Carol City High School. The Miami Herald rated him as fourteenth best player in the country and 6th best player in Florida.

Jeanty played for 4 years in Canadian football League for Edmonton Eskimos before he left for National Football League in 2006. He joined Cincinnati Bengals in the league. He also was part of the football team of University of Florida before he joined Canadian Football League.

Rashad Jeanty was 6 feet and 2 inches tall weighing 245 pounds.

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Ricky Jean-Francois, professional American football player

Ricky Jean-Francois is one of the Haitian descent football players in the US. He is a player for the American football nose tackle for the San Francisco 49ers a team he has been involved with for a while now. He was born in the US despite the fact that his parents were from Haiti. They had moved to the US during one of those moments when the country was experiencing high political turmoil and there were constant demonstrations and killings.

Ricky Jean-Francois was born in 1986 and attended school in the city of Miami. He then preceded to college at Louisiana State where he joined the football team and where he began his career in the game. He also was awarded various titles during this time including the 2007 LSU Tigers football team where he was the Defensive MVP of the 2008 BCS National Championship Game.

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Samuel Davis Dalembert, Haitian professional basketball

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Samuel Davis Dalembert is a professional basketball centre player. He plays for the NBA's Houston Rockets. He is famous for his shot blocking ability.

Dalembert was born in May 10,1981in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He stayed in Haiti for 14 years and later moved to Montreal. At Montreal, he began his professional basketball career. He played in Montreal and Quebec.

He schooled at Seton Hall University where he had an opportunity to play college basketball. Because of his shot blocking ability, Samuel Davis Dalembert is one of the top NBA players in this category. He has recorded an average of around two blocks for every game he has played.

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Pierre Thomas, American football player with Haitian origin

Pierre Thomas is one of the successful professional American football players with Haitian origin. He is a running back for the New Orleans Saints in the National Football League.

Alongside Pierre Garçon of the Indianapolis Colts and Jonathan Vilma of the New Orleans Saints, Thomas is Haitian American Football player with a remarkable reputation. His career choice in American football was inspired by his mother and cousin. He has also drawn a lot of inspiration from his hero Barry Sanders, former running back for the Detroit Lions.

Pierre Thomas was born in December 18, 1984. He first developed interest for baseball before converting to a football player. He achieved great performances in his high school career. As a senior, Pierre led Thornton Fractional South High School to the state semifinals. He piloted his High School team to achieve outstanding results in Illinois state history.

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Quincy Douby, NBA basketball player

Quincy Douby is one of the few Haitian-American basketball players who have made a great career out of his great playing modes. He was born in the states though his parents had moved into the states from Haiti during one of those high tempered political moments when everyone's lives were in danger. They had therefore decided to flee to safety and thus ended up in the states.

Quincy Douby attended college at Rutgers where he joined the college`s basketball team and where he recorded a great show of talent. As a freshman at Rutgers, Douby scored 35 points to lead the team to an overtime victory in the NIT semifinal game. This led to hi naming in the Big East All-Rookie Team by the end of his freshman year.

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Pierre Garcon, Indianapolis Colts, Wide receiver

Pierre Garcon, Haitian American Football player

He is an American football player of a Haitian descent. Pierre Garcon was born in America though his parents were from Haiti where they had moved to the US during one of the political situations in the country which were very common during the days. They had immigrated to the US seeking refuge and had their children born there.

Pierre Garcon is one of the famous football players known all over the country out of his abilities and exceptional talent. He plays for the Washington Redskins of the National Football Leagueevent since being drafted in 2008 by the NFL. He attended high school at John I. Leonard High School in Greenacres, Floridawhere he participated in various co-curricularactivities all involving sports such as soccer, tracks and American football.

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Max Jean-Gilles, Philadelphia Eagles offensive guard

Max Jean-Gilles is an American football guard who formerly played for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He is born of Haitian parents but was born in the US. This was during one of those times when the country of Haiti was experiencing a great deal of problems with its leaders leading to constant attacks and demonstrations and dictator leaders who made most of the citizens to seek refuge in the only places they could get safety.

They thus moved into the US where Max Jean-Gilles was born and raised. He has grown to know and love the game of football where he has shown exceptional talent and where he has shown a great deal of talent. He attended college at the University of Georgia where he also joined the football team and where he nurtured his talent in playing the game.

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Maxime Fortunus, Decade in Ice Hockey

Maxime Fortunus, a Canadian professional ice hockey Defense player, was born on July 28, 1983, in La Prairie, Quebec, Canada. A son of Haitian parents, who immigrated to Canada before Fortunus was born, he is one of only a handful of Haitian-American professional hockey players in North America. He currently plays for both the Dallas and Texas Stars in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Maxime Fortunus, at five-feet eleven and two-hundred and two pounds, began his ice hockey career in early 1999, with the Midget AAA hockey team in the Charles Lemoyne Riverains League. Later in 1999, he began playing junior ice hockey as a second-round draftee choice, for the Baie-Comeau Drakkar team, under the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League banner (QMJHL). He became a professional player in 2003, playing for the Louisiana Ice Gators team.

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Moise Joseph to Run the 800 m Event in the 30th Olympiad

London, England is hosting the Summer 2012 Olympic Games, which will run from Friday, July 27th to Sunday, August 12th. Haiti has a total of nine representatives, five of whom have already qualified to compete in the 30th Olympiad.

Competing for the Gold in Field and Track is Moïse Joseph, who will run in the 800 m Event, which requires a great deal of stamina, pacing, and knowing when to pour on the juice for the last few meters.

Moise Joseph's already-qualified Haitian colleague, Linouse Desravines, will compete in Judo in the 52 kg. The other three athletes will be competing in Field and Track Events. Marleine Wesh will run in the 400 m; Jeffrey Julmis in the 110 m/Hurdles; and Samyr Laine will compete in the Triple Jump Event.

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Moise Joseph to represent Haiti in 2012 Olympics in London

Moise Joseph has confirmed his place in London Olympics 2012 for Haiti which will be kicked off on July 27, 2012. Moise is a prominent middle-distance runner and specialised in 800 meters. He participated in Athens Olympic Games too in 2004. He will compete in 800 meters for Haiti in 2012 Olympic Games.

Four more Haitian athletes booked their place in the London Olympics 2012. Linouse Desravines is the only participant from the country in judo whereas Marleine Wesh will compete in 400 meters, Jeffrey Julmis in 400 m/hurdles and Samyr Laine in triple jump. However, there are hopes remaining for four other Haitian athletes as they are still going through qualifying rounds which ends on July 15.

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