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

Marlena Wesh represents Haiti at Olympic games in London - 2012

Haiti struggles on many fronts to raise its profile on the world stage. Progress is happening, but one area that needs funding to achieve recognition is the development of native-born Haitian athletes. At this year's 2012 Olympic London games, four Haitian-Americans are competing for gold. The fifth Olympian, Haiti's only native-born competitor, is 21 year-old Linouse Desravine, competing in the Judoka Event.

One of the barriers to developing Olympic-level athletes from Haiti, is the 2010 earthquake. Thousands of earthquake refugees found shelter at three of Haiti's running tracks. Another problem is the budget. The U.S. Olympic Committee budget is a whopping $170 million, 300% more than Haiti's, a mere $400,000.

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Linouse Desravines Dreams of Gold

One of the most promising and rising young judokas today is Haitian Linouse Desravines. The 21-year-old is the only judoka to have qualified for the upcoming London 2012 Olympics this July. This is very remarkable for her young age and her judo training of just four years. Desravines currently ranks number 28 in the world in her weight class, weighing around 52 kilograms. In addition, she has also been named Haiti's Athlete of the Year last 2011.

Linouse Desravines was introduced to judo in 2008 by her brother who was a national judo champion. After only a few years of training, she has been able to win several nation and international judo tournaments such as the bronze title in the Pan American Games in 2011 which was held in Guadalajara.

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Linouse Desravines to represent Haiti in 2012 Olympics in London

Linouse Desravines book her ticket for London Summer Olympic 2012 scheduled between July and August in this year. She is the only Haitian athlete to make her place for the London competition in judo. Linouse will compete in 52 kg category in the Olympic.

Four other Haitian athletes also received their tickets for the upcoming Olympic. However, all of them will compete in athletics. Moise Joseph will participate in 800 m competition, Marleine Wesh in 400 m, Samyr Laine in triple jump and Jeffrey Julmis in 110m/hurdles. In addition, there are still hopes for four other Haitians to join the Summer Olympic in London. Josué Louis, Pascale Delaunay, Jonathan Juin and Roody Monrose are still going through qualilfication round which will end in the middle of July to book their place in London Olympic.

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Marleine Wesh to Run for the Gold in the 2012 Olympics

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 Marleine Wesh, who will run in the 400 m Event. Though not as taxing as the 800 m race, the 400 m demands a strong sense of timing to gain enough momentum during the crucial mid-way point, and to avoid over-taxing mental and physical energy during the last 100 meters.

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Marleine Wesh to represent Haiti in 2012 Olympics in London

Marleine Wesh has been confirmed to participate in the Summer Olympic which is going to start on July 27, 2007 in London. Ex-Landstown sprinter Marline will compete in 400 meters for Haiti. The Haitian-American has recently been in tremendous form in track which earned her spot in the Olympic team. In ACC Outdoor Championship in last month, she won in 400 meters and placed second in 200 meters. Having qualified for the NCAA Championships next month, Wesh has a high hope to challenge for a tittle in 400 meters.

Marleine Wesh will be accompanied by four other Haitian athletes who also have booked their place in the London Olympics. Linouse Desravines is the only Haitian to compete in Judo whereas Jeffrey Julmis will participate in 110 m/hurdles, Samyr Laine in triple jump and Moise Joseph in 800 meters.

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Field and Track Triple Jumper Samyr Laine to Go for the Gold in 2012 Olympics

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.

Field and Track athlete Samyr Laine will compete in the Triple Jump Event. In the Triple Jump, ability to gain forward momentum and yet get enough lift-off, but not too much, is key to a good Triple Jumper. Laine is one of only three competitors in this narrow-field event.

Laine's colleague, Linouse Desravines, will compete in Judo in the 52 kg. The other three qualified athletes will also be competing in Field and Track Events: Moïse Joseph, in the 800 m Event; Marleine Wesh, in the 400 m; and Jeffrey Julmis, in the 110 m/Hurdles Event.

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Haiti - U17 Football team Grenadiers beat Saint Lucia

One of the most memorable days for the under 17 years team of the Haitian national team is definitely when they beat the famous giants of Saint Lucia. This was a one time occurrence but the most famous and memorable to all football fans and players in Haiti. They were able to easily make a 3-0 win over the famous football giants a fact which did go down history as one of the few reasons why everyone should believe totally in the ability of the team to become one of the best teams in the near future. It acted as a means to prove that in the near future the team which is to replace the current national team will be a force to reckon with and that it is one of the youngest and most energetic team to watch out for.

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Jonathan Vilma, Linebacker, open Academy for Peace and Justice School in Haiti

New Orleans Saints linebacker, Jonathan Vilma, recently opened an academy in Haiti which is known as the Jonathan Vilma Foundation. This institution is meant to enable all the children around the region get an education where he is able to provide most of the basic needs for these kids without much hassle on their part. This is because he is providing them with everything they need including an all paid for education. He raised $50,000 for this project and says that so for everything is working out just fine with everything intended being in place.

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Brazil defeat in soccer game caused a Haitian to kill himself

The Haitian Joudalist is sad to report that an 18 year old Haitian fan of the Brazilian soccer team has killed himself, following the victory of Holland over Brazil in the world Cup 2010 in South Africa.

According to the AFP news report, The lost and elimination of Brazil from the World Cup affected the Haitian boy so much that he leaped in front of an incoming car, killing himself.

The Haitian suicide was not the only recorded in this current World Cup. The Haitian Joudalist also learned that a 23 year old man in India hanged himself after being verbally harassed after the team Argentine won over the Mexican team.

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Top Ten World Cup Goals from 1930 to 2006

FIFA best World Cup goals of all time. Top 10 Dribble Goals Of All Time from 1930 to 2006.

Goal number 10: - Henrik Larsson - Sweden (USA 94)
Goal number 09: - Sanon - Haiti (Germany 74)
Goal number 08: - Bebeto - Brazil (USA 94)
Goal number 07: - Beckenbauer - England (England 66)
Goal number 06: - Pele - Brazil (Mexico 70)
Goal number 05: - Altobelli - Italy (Spain 82)
Goal number 04: - Edinho - Brazil (Mexico 86)
Goal number 03: - Ronaldo - Brazil (Germany 06)
Goal number 02: - Baggio - Italy (USA 94)
Goal number 01: - Cruyff - Netherland (Germany 74)

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The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa is the 19th FIFA World Cup and involves 204 FIFA national teams.
Brazil's Pele is the only player to have won three World Cup winners' medals, with 20 other players who have won two World Cup medals.
The overall top goalscorer in World Cups is Brazil's Ronaldo, scorer of 15 goals in three tournaments.

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