The Haitian Olympic delegation was officially received yesterday in Rio during a formal ceremony.
The welcome ceremony was held near the Olympic Village on the Place of Flags and it was essentially the raising of the flags of countries participating in the Olympic Games. This symbolic ceremony touched the delegation members and their families.
After the ceremony , dancers mingled with the athletes in a typical Brazilian festive musical atmosphere. For the judoka Josue Deprez joined in Rio , the ceremony was very well for him and he felt a lot of emotions , ” I feel proud because I’m Haitian and I’m proud to carry the flag on my back ” .
Furthermore Naomy swimming and Josue in Judo, Edward Joseph ( weightlifting ) Richardson Hitchins ( boxing ) Mike Dorsainvil (swimming) Darrell Wesh , Jeffrey Julmis , Mulern Jean (athletics) , Aniya Louissaint ( Taekwondo and Asnage Castelly (fight ) will represent Haiti at the XXI Rio Olympics.
The competitions of our athletes begin on Monday.