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Aid for Haiti Athletes

Haitian athletes will receive assistance to help them compete in the next major multi-sport event ahead on the calendar, the Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico this July.

The aid to Haiti is being coordinated by a commission of National Olympic Committee leaders from the region formed in the aftermath of the January earthquake.

Following a Feb. 4 meeting in Mayaguez, the committee agreed to cover all the costs for the Haitian team that will attend the games.

The company that supplies uniforms for the Mexican team will be asked to provide kit for the Haitian team.
Haitian Olympic Committee President Jean Edouard Baker told the committee that athletes will compete in athletics, judo, weightlifting, boxing, taekwondo and karate.

Training sites have been identified for the athletes in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the U.S. (by Around the rings)