On the road to Paris 2024: Overview of the composition of the Haitian delegation

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As Paris prepares to host the 2024 Olympic Games, the Haitian delegation is already attracting attention, not for the list of its athletes, which remains a mystery, but for the elegance of their official attire. Revealed by renowned stylist Stella Jean during Monaco Fashion Week on April 24, this outfit aroused admiration and curiosity. While the visual appearance of the Haitian delegation is now known, the Haitian public is impatient to discover which athletes will wear these creations when they parade on the Seine between the Pont d’Austerlitz and the Pont d’Iéna.

May 15, 2024.- A month and a half before the 2024 Olympic Games, which will take place from July 26 to August 11 in Paris, the enthusiasm is palpable in Haiti. While the athletes’ official outfits, designed by renowned Stella Jean, were splashily unveiled during Monaco Fashion Week, the exact composition of the Haitian delegation remains shrouded in mystery. To lift the veil on this intense preparation, our editorial team contacted Mr. Fritz Gerald Fung, president of the Technical Commission of the Haitian Olympic Committee and head of mission of this delegation, in order to identify the composition of the sports delegation.

Interview :
Question: Mr. Fong, can you explain to us how the preparation of the Haitian delegation for the Paris Olympic Games is going?
Mr. Fritz Gerald Fong: For several months, we have been working on Haitian participation in the Paris Olympic Games. We started by requesting invitations to ensure Haitian participation.
Question: How do you select the sports disciplines and athletes for these Games?
Mr. Fritz Gerald Fong: We examined the situation of the different sports disciplines in order to select the athletes. Seven sports caught our attention, following well-defined criteria.
Question: What are these criteria?
Mr. Fritz Gerald Fong: Among the criteria, we take into account the presence of Olympic scholarship holders, because the International Olympic Committee pays particular attention to these athletes. The athlete’s ranking, established according to the rules of the International Federation of the sport concerned, is also crucial.
Question: Which sports federations have a chance of being present in Paris?
Mr. Fritz Gerald Fong: There are seven sports federations that could have a chance to be in Paris, because these sports structures have athletes on our request list for the Wild Card. These are judo, taekwondo, boxing, tennis, gymnastics, swimming and athletics.
Question: Can you guarantee the presence of all these federations in Paris?
Mr. Fritz Gerald Fong: We are not sure that all these federations will be in Paris. However, each federation has a percentage chance of participating, even if they are not all at the same level in terms of percentage.
Question: Are there any disciplines already assured of their place in Paris?Yes, under the principle of universality, swimming and athletics are already assured of their place.

As Paris 2024 approaches, the final composition of the Haitian delegation remains uncertain, highlighting the absence of team sports and the challenge for other sports federations to qualify. With only seven disciplines having potential athletes for the Games, particularly under the principle of universality for certain sports, questions remain about the presence and potential for success of other disciplines.

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