Did Haitian Olympian Samyr Laine Solicit Funding from the Haitian Ministry of Sports?

Haitian Newspaper Le Nouvelliste published a letter from Olympian Samyr Laine solliciting the financial support of the Haitian Ministy of Sports.

Samyr Laine - London 2012 Summer Olympics
Samyr Laine - London 2012 Summer Olympics

According the letter, Samyr Laine is unable to pay his rent and for food with athletics as his full-time job.

"I will win a medal in Rio," Samyr writes according to Le Nouvelliste. "I like to represent our country and I know that with a little help I can make history and make everyone proud to be Haitian."

This letter which is now public has a strange twist attached to it...

Today, Haiti Press network released an article saying that the Haitian Ministry of Sports he never received such a letter from Samyr Laine in which he requested financial assistance to prepare the next national competitions.

The article says such a letter "never arrived in the inbox of Haitian Sports Minister Jean René Roosevelt."

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