Haiti to send Five Athletes to London 2012

The Haitian Olympic Committee confirmed the list of the five athletes who will represent the Caribbean country in the upcoming London Games-2012, consisting of four runners and a judoka, Prensa Latina reports.

The Haitian delegation, which originally consisted of nine athletes, was finally formed by Mose Joseph (800 m), Marleine Wesh (400 m), Jeffrey Julmis (100 meters hurdles), Samyr Lainé (Triple Jump), and judoka Linouse Desravines, in the category of 52 kg.

Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe will lead the delegation to London, where he hopes to promote a new image of the country, the government reported this week.

According to the statement, Lamothe will use this event to meet business people and invite them to invest in the Caribbean nation.

Over the next Games, Haiti will have for the first time a gallery in the Olympic Village to present art and craft products.

This country has only won two medals at the Olympics, a bronze in Paris 1924, conquered by the men’s team shot, and a silver medal at the Amsterdam Games of 1928 (Silvio Cator, in the long jump).

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