The hope of a better future

Mondo and the IAAF have financed the athletics track of the new Sports for Hope Center in Haiti


Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched the Sport for Hope Center in Port-au-Prince, in the presence of Haitian President Michel Martelly and the Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-moon. After the terrible earthquake that struck the country four years ago, the Olympic Movement, through the National Olympic Committee of Haiti, has pledged to help the reconstruction of sports facilities as part of the process of reconstruction of the entire nation. The center, which cost $18 million, is the result of a joint initiative between the IOC and the Haitian government. Inside there are modern sports facilities and offer a wide range of educational programs and activities for the community, with the aim of providing the citizens of Haiti a better future. Thanks to perfect training conditions, the center will provide high-level athletes in Haiti and throughout the region, and national sports federations will benefit from modern offices and equipment to improve the professional level of the sport in the country. Among the highlights of the facility, the athletics track financed by the IAAF and Mondo. The center will be open to all Haitians, among the main beneficiaries there will be young people, families and schools.