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Solino's New Celtic Park Haiti

Solino in Port-au-Prince is known to be one of the worst slums in the capital. But with the help of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Celtic FC Foundation (CFCF), it has undergone a dramatic face lift. A scene of utter devastation from the 2010 earthquake, Solino became a tent city for the thousands of displaced earthquake survivors. Then CRS and CFCF partnered to transform the garbage-strewn streets and blocked drainage canals of Solino into a football field.

Thanks to their partnership the new sports and recreational community park, named Celtic Park Haiti (CPH), is home to not only football games, but also basketball and handball events. CPH is a multi-use sports and community center with amenities for outdoor events such as concerts and festival celebrations.

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Parc Sainte Thérèse in Petion-Ville, renovated

Here is the impressive video of the new and improved Parc Sainte Thérèse in Petion-Ville.

The park definitely impressed me. It looks like any soccer stadium that I have in other, more developed countries. Bravo for the team for a job well done.

I just hope there is an annual budget for the maintenance of the stadium,

La rénovation du parc Sainte Thérèse

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Silvio Cator Haiti's World Record Holder

Silvio P. Cator, a Haitian track and field competitor, was born on October 9, 1900 and died July 21, 1952. Before he began his track and field career, he played football at the Trivoli Athletic Club and participated in racing events for the Haitian Racing Club. He competed at the 1924 Olympic Summer Games held in Paris, France, in three events, the Free Rifle Team of Haiti, in which he achieved the Bronze Medal, the High Jump (in which he placed 15th), and the Long Jump (in which he placed 12th).

At the 1928 Olympic Games, held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Silvio Cator achieved the Silver Medal in the Long Jump Event, losing the Gold to Edward Hamm, by only 16 cm. However, only a few weeks later, in September, he set a new world record, smashing Edward Hamm's Olympic World Record in the Long Jump, by an astounding 7.93 m.

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Phoenix Professional Soccer Stadium To Be Built In Cite Soleil, Haiti

From the earthquake massacre in January 2010, Haiti is constantly trying to rebuild of what was lost and bring some new hope for the Haiti people.

With donation camps and mining projects, Haiti government is trying to bring some economic benefit to the people. Also, a zeal and vigor of the people for playing soccer has proposed plans for the first professional soccer stadium in the country.

The name of this soccer stadium will be Phoenix stadium. It is said to be built in Cité Soleil, which has been designated as a red zone area by the United States as it is a poverty-stricken town in needs of economic development.

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