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December 17, 2013

Soccer Diplomacy Makes Connections in Burma

Just prior to Thanksgiving, Embassy Rangoon hosted a trio of world class soccer stars for an exciting and historic week… more
December 13, 2013

Going for Gold: Advancing International Disability Rights

Addressing the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities has emerged as a significant foreign policy issue, and one that… more
October 29, 2013

Opening Doors of Opportunity for Women and Girls Through Sports

On October 6, 2013, 16 women from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Egypt, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Poland,… more
July 18, 2013

“Spirit of Soccer” Brings Help and Hope to Syrian Refugees

Childhood is far from carefree for millions of children growing up in conflict. Even a simple game of soccer can… more
March 1, 2013

Youth Soccer Promotes Peace and Reconciliation in Kenya

Kenyans want to avoid the kind of violence that occurred after the 2007 elections. In Nairobi's Mathare slum, one of… more
February 5, 2013

Taking the Lessons of Title IX Global -- On the Court and In Life

February 6 marks the 27th National Day of Women and Girls in Sports. We are taking the lessons of Title… more
January 31, 2013

Brazilians Glean Lessons From Super Bowl Planning

I led a dynamic delegation of sports and entertainment business leaders to Sao Paulo and Brasilia. At the request of… more
January 24, 2013

Burma: Hoops for Change

Sports have the unique ability to connect people in nonverbal ways. And our sports exchanges work to create positive learning… more
December 27, 2012

Naval Academy Football Player Honors American Diplomats

Following Navy's 17-13 win over Army earlier this month, you may have seen the Washington Post's Sports Section on Sunday… more


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April 22, 2014

#OurOcean2014 Conference

Secretary of State John Kerry announced the 2014 Our Ocean Conference to be held at the U.S. Department of State… more