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

Davin Joseph, professional American football player

Though Davin Joseph was national heavyweight wrestling champion and two time 2A state champion, he is much known as an American football guard. He was born on November 22 in 1983 in Hallandale of Florida of Haitian parents.

Joseph is famous mainly for his playing career in the team Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has been playing National Football League for Tampa Bay Buccaneers since 2006. He also was an important part of college football team at Oklahoma.

Davin Joseph chose his path to become a football player when he attended Hallandale High School in Hallandale, Florida. He played at the school team both as guard and defensive line. He made a record appearance in a total of 532 games. During the final year of his school he had 100 tackles and 24 sacks which earned him an award of All State and became the Broward County Defensive Player of the Year.

Read more →  


Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, American football Player

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, born on 7th April 1986, is one of the noteworthy American football cornerbacks. With the football skills inhibited at a young age, Dominique showed some excellent moves while playing college football at Tennessee State. During childhood, Dominique had undergone a surgery to remove a non-functioning kidney.
Filled with high spirits and passion, he started his debut with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. His excellent moves and perfect shots were noted by one of the proud franchise, Arizona Cardinals. The Arizona Cardinals underwent a lot of turmoil and losing sessions in Arizona and St. Louis. However, after recruiting good football professionals and great players including Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the Cardinals were successful in accomplishing a series of winning games in different American football seasons.

Read more →  


Blue Jays introducing baseball to Haiti

Participating in sports can be an important part of a young person's life. If the youngster gets the right coaches, who are teachers and leaders, the experience can lead to a lifetime of involvement and enjoyment with sports. This is what Mooser and his friend had in mind when they started baseball in Haiti. They started a Little League team which got Martha Rogers, the chair of the Rogers Foundation, a charitable organization also involved after meeting Mooser through Artists for Peace and Justice, a nonprofit organization.

Rogers also involved the Jays care Foundation and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and with their donations, they helped to build a sports academy in Haiti. Danielle Bedasse, the executive director of the Jays Care Foundation took the initiative with a lot of passion. He said, "These are kids that don't have anything, so the least we could do was use some of the resources that we have and provide some equipment and Blue Jays gear and make them feel great." They bought the equipment, Blue Jays hats, T-shirts for the kids, and they started a baseball program.

Read more →  


Marc Calixte, Haitian-American football player

Marc Calixte was born in Montreal, Canada, on September 26, 1978. A Haitian-American, he began his professional football career nine years ago, as a seventh overall pick, in round one in the Canadian Football League (CFL) Canadian Draft in 2003.

Prior to his entry into professional sports, Marc Calixte played college football at Tennessee-Martin University. He now plays as a linebacker for the Stampeders, a position in which strength is highly valued. According to John Hufnagel, the Stampeders General Manager and Head Coach, "Marc is as effective a special-team player as you can find in the Canadian Football League . . ."

Read more →  


Andre Berto, professional boxer

One of the few Haitian-American boxing champions, Andre Berto has had a variety of titles that he has won easily and with a great fight where he has always shown how mighty a fighter he can be. He was the welterweight champion in 2008 where he had beaten the then champion Miguel Rodriguez. He had then dropped the title after a unanimous decision to Victor Ortiz.

Andre then bounced back into the fights where he beat Jan Zaveck in the IBF welterweight champion. He kept the title for a while then dropped it and went towards other goals in his life. He has had a great professional career as a boxer where he has seen various winnings which are more than the losses he has had by almost a quarter.

Read more →  


Antoine Craan, Professional soccer player

Antoine Craan was born in Port au prince on the eve of January 17, 1931. He relocated to Canada at the age of 24 years to play professional soccer for Le Tricolore de Montreal in the province of Quebec. He made history by being one of the two black players in the region. He then went on to work in the Ligue de Soccer Minuer in the 1960s. He continued to ascend the career ladder when he became the technical director of Federation de Soccer du Quebec, which recognized his contribution to soccer and embedded his name in its soccer hall of fame in 2001.

Read more →  


At the Olympic 2012 in London, Samyr Laine carries the Haitian Flag High

Finishing in 6th position in the men's triple jump, in group A on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, Samyr Laine with a triple jump of 16.81 meters his personal best is 17.39 meters and his best jump for the season 16.88 meters. Samyr Laine is now qualified for the final of Triple Jump.

He is currently 15th in the world rankings in the triple jump. Haiti has never been represented at this level since Sylvio Cator won a silver medal in the long jump in the 1928 Summer Olympic.

This is a declaration by Samyr Laine after his successful jump at the Olympic:

Read more →  


What is Roulette

The roulette is quite a complicated gambling game. But with the use of different strategies, a player could surely heighten his or her chances of winning a bet.

First kind of strategy is the Martingale betting strategy. This involves the player doubling the bet after every loss in order to make the first win recover all losses and at the same time to be able to win a bet equivalent to the amount of the original bet. But as compared to other strategies to choose, this is very risky and does not necessarily ensure the player of a win and instead escalates the possibility of a loss.

Read more →  


Yonkers icon Jim Bostic and Bill Clinton to revive Haiti basketball

In Haiti, sports play an important role in nation building and country pride, most especially soccer. In hopes of uplifting the spirit of Haitians after the earthquake, former NBA player and Yonkers icon Jim Bostic and former U.S. President Bill Clinton are now trying to revive basketball in the country. Sports are one of the most significant human activities in the world. Almost every individual and nation anticipates for such events and tries to excel in different fields.

The pair teamed up after a chance meeting at a Haitian hotel they were both staying at. Clinton is currently working on his projects for Haiti through his foundation, the William J. Clinton Foundation. Bostic, on the other hand, has been involved in several missions in the country since the earthquake.

Read more →  


Samyr Laine, Facebook Mark Zuckerberg friend represents Haiti at the Olympics

In the 2012 Summer Olympics currently being held in London, Haiti has been able to produce five Olympians in hopes that they will be able to bring international fame and pride to the country.

One of these Olympians is the 28-year-old Samyr Laine, a friend and former roommate of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg while studying at Harvard. Aside from his Summer Olympic gig, Laine is planning on creating a non-profit organization called the Jump for Haiti Foundation that caters to producing future Haitian Olympians. He plans to do this through several camps and clinics and acquiring the needed funding from his friends, including Zuckerberg.

Read more →  


Our objective is to share with you news and information about Haiti and the people of Haiti. Traditions, habits and the way we were  or  grew are alive in this site. We highly recommend that you Subscribe to our Newsletter and also share with us some of the things that are memorable and made us unique people.