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April 16, 2014

Breaking New Barriers in Sports Diplomacy

In a July 2013, ESPN newsmagazine Outside the Lines ran a piece titled “ Carry On ,” featuring the story… more
March 31, 2014

MLB Opening Day 2014 Marks Another Year for 'Diamond Diplomacy'

It’s March 31 and the temperature is finally beginning to warm after a long, cold winter. For many Americans, spring… more
March 11, 2014

At the Paralympics, Less is More

Paralympians are known for their ability to overcome obstacles and triumph no matter the odds. Few athletes compete at the… more
March 7, 2014

From Diamond Diplomacy to the Gold Standard

While successful people-to-people diplomacy always requires hard work and creativity, a little star power never hurts. So when recently-retired Major… more
February 24, 2014

Celebrating the Olympic Spirit in Sochi

On our last night in Sochi, members of the U.S. delegation made a point of visiting the USA House --… more
February 21, 2014

Sochi: Then and Now

When I heard Sochi was to be the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, I was surprised. Having studied abroad… more
February 8, 2014

Ninety Years and Counting: A Short History of the Winter Games

Ninety years ago, a week-long winter sports “prelude” to the 1924 Paris Summer Games was held in Chamonix, France, a… more
February 7, 2014

'State in 60 Seconds' Video -- Sports Diplomacy

The State Department uses a variety of diplomatic strategies to meet our foreign policy goals. Sports diplomacy is one of… more
February 7, 2014

Gearing Up for the Winter Olympics’ Opening Ceremony

As the well-traveled Olympic flame and outstanding athletes from around the world converged in Sochi for Friday’s opening ceremony of… more
December 26, 2013

Iraqi Soccer Visitors: Leveling the Playing Field to Empower Women

Even after a long flight and jet lag, 11 female, Iraqi athletes and three coaches arrived to the United States… more

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