The first Haitians to take part in the Olympic Games were fencers Leo THIERCELIN and Andre CORVINGTON at the Paris 1900 Olympic Games.
A Haitian team competed officially at the Paris 1924 Games and took bronze in the team free rifle competition.
Haiti’s first individual medal went to Silvio CATOR, who took the silver in the men’s long jump at the Amsterdam 1928 Olympic Games.
It was also the last medal won by a Haitian. Sprinter Mireille JOSEPH was Haiti’s first female competitor when she ran the 100m at the Munich 1972 Olympic Games.
Distance runner Dieudonne LAMOTHE became the first Haitian to compete in four Olympic Games. He competed over 5000m in 1976 and subsequently completed the marathon in 1984, 1988 and 1992.
His best finish was 20th in 1988. Dudley DORIVAL finished seventh in the men’s 110m hurdles final at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
He subsequently competed in Athens in 2004 and Seoul in 2008. Haiti sent a team of seven to Beijing in athletics, boxing and judo.
La Dessalinienne (The Song of Dessalines)
Anthem: Year of Induction
Music Nicolas GEFFRARD, words Justin LHERISSON.
Official NOC/NPC name
IOC recognition date
NOC/NPC President’s name
Mr Jean-Edouard BAKER
NOC/NPC General Secretary’s name
Mr Alain JEAN PIERRE
Year of first appearance in an Olympic and Paralympic Games
Number of appearances in Olympic and Paralympic Games
15, including London 2012