SPORT IN HAITI
Football is the most popular sport in Haiti, though basketball is growing in popularity. Hundreds of small football clubs compete at the local level. Stade Sylvio Cator is the multi-purpose stadium in Port-au-Prince, Haiti where it is currently used mostly for association football matches that fits a capacity of 30,000 people.
Haitian football player Joseph Gaetjens, who played for the United States national team in the 1950 FIFA World Cup, scoring the winning goal in the 1–0 upset of England.
In the early 20th century, it was reported that cockfighting was also a popular sport, though its popularity has since fade.
The Haiti National Football Team
The Haiti National Football Team (French: Équipe Haïtienne de football) represents Haiti in international men's association football. Haiti is administered by the Fédération Haïtienne de Football (FHF), the governing body for football in Haiti. They have been a member of the FIFA since 1934, a member of the CONCACAF since 1961 and a member of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) since 1978. Haiti's home ground is Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince and their head coach is Patrice Neveu. Haiti has one of the longest football traditions in the region and were the second Caribbean team to make the World Cup, after qualifying from winning the 1973 CONCACAF Championship. It was their only appearance in 1974, and were beaten in the opening group stage by its other three teams, who were all pre-tournament favorites; Italy, Poland, and Argentina.
The Haitian Football Team In 2016
Haitian National Basket Team
Haiti At The OlympicsHaiti made its first appearance at the Olympic Games in the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. The 1924 games in the same city, marked Haiti's first Olympic medal, when the seven members of Haiti's shooting team took third place in the free rifle competition. The next games, in 1928, saw another medal for Haiti; Silvio Cator took the silver in men's long jump. While Haiti has participated in several Olympic games since 1928, no other medals have been won. Haiti has never competed in the Winter Olympics.
Medals By Summer Games
|1932 Los Angeles||1||2||2||2||0||0||0||0||—|
|1984 Los Angeles||3||4||3||4||0||0||0||0||—|
|2016 Rio de Janeiro||7||10||0||0||0||0||—|
|2020 Tokyo||future event|