American Public Diplomacy Envoys

Michelle Kwan: World Champion Figure Skater

  • Singapore 2011
  • South Korea 2010
  • Ukraine 2009
  • Argentina 2008
  • Russia 2007
  • China 2007

Cal Ripken, Jr.: Hall of Fame Baseball player

  • Japan 2011
  • Nicaragua 2008
  • China 2007

Ken Griffey, Jr.: All Star Baseball player

  • Philippines 2011

Sports Envoys

Baseball

  • Brady Anderson: Japan 2011
  • Barry Larkin: Colombia 2008, Taiwan 2010, South Korea 2011, Ecuador 2012, India 2013
  • Joe Logan: Colombia 2008, Taiwan 2010, Philippines 2011, South Korea 2011, Ecuador 2012, India 2013
  • Dennis Martinez: Nicaragua 2008
  • Elias Sosa: Panama 2008, Nicaragua 2008
  • BJ Surhoff: China 2007
  • Billy Ripken: China 2008

Basketball NBA

  • Alex English: South Korea 2014
  • Rolando Blackman: Lebanon 2010
  • Matt Bonner: Tanzania 2011
  • DeCovan "Dee" Brown: Tanzania 2011
  • Brian Cardinal: Malaysia 2013
  • Cedric Ceballos: Angola 2013
  • Richard Cho: Burma 2012
  • Marty Conlon: Uzbekistan 2010, Jordan 2011, Burma 2012, South Korea 2014
  • Edward Corsely: South Korea 2014
  • Obinna Ekezie: Nigeria, 2005
  • David Fizdale: Philippines: 2009
  • Adonal Foyle: Morocco 2014, Spain 2014
  • Pat Garrity: Thailand 2008
  • George Gervin: India 2011
  • Willie Green: Capo Verde 2010
  • Darvin Ham: Venezuela 2011, Burma 2012
  • Juwan Howard: Congo 2007
  • Jim Jackson: Senegal 2005
  • Mark Madsen: Tunisia 2010
  • Rick Mahorn: Indonesia 2012
  • Jason Maxiell: Uganda 2009
  • Tracy Murray: Mozambique 2009
  • Dikembe Mutombo: Congo 2007, South Sudan 2011
  • Bo Outlaw: Republic of the Congo 2011
  • Billy Owens: Malawi 2010
  • Sam Perkins: Algeria 2005, Qatar 2009, Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan 2008, Indonesia 2010, South Sudan 2011, United Kingdom 2012
  • Detlef Schrempf: Nigeria 2013
  • Purvis Short: Saudi Arabia 2008
  • Vladimir Stephania: Georgia 2009
  • Erik Spoelstra: Philippines 2009
  • James “Sam” Vincent: Jordan 2011
  • Charles "CJ" Watson: Senegal 2012
  • Jerome Williams: Bahrain 2009

Basketball WNBA

  • Monique Ambers: Tunisia 2010
  • Jennifer Azzi: Tanzania 2008
  • Debbie Black: Kazakhstan 2013
  • Ruthie Bolton: Saudi Arabia 2008, Kazakhstan 2013
  • Becky Bonner: Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan 2008, Sri Lanka 2014
  • Edwina Brown: Jerusalem 2007
  • Kiesha Brown: China 2012
  • Edna Campbell: Republic of the Congo 2011, Sri Lanka 2014
  • Swin Cash: London 2012
  • Tamika Catchings: Thailand 2013
  • Kayte Christensen: Venezuela 2011
  • Shameka Christon: Algeria 2005
  • Cynthia Cooper: Senegal 2006 and 2005
  • Teresa Edwards: Mozambique 2009
  • Allison Feaster: Burma 2012
  • Kym Hampton: Thailand 2008
  • Ebony Hoffman: Lebanon 2010, Thailand 2013
  • Chamique Holdsclaw: Senegal 2012
  • Jennifer Lacy: Nicaragua 2013
  • Nikki McCray: Congo 2007
  • Carla McGhee: Qatar 2009
  • Donna Orender: Lebanon 2009
  • Patricia “Ticha” Penicheiro: Angola 2013
  • Tamika Raymond: Malawi 2010, Tanzania 2011, China 2012, Ukraine 2013, Nigeria 2013, Sri Lanka 2014
  • Ashley Robinson: Greece 2012
  • Nykesha Sales: Uganda 2009, Capo Verde 2010, Haiti 2011, Venezuela 2012, Ukraine 2013, South Korea 2014
  • Olympia Scott-Richardson: Dominican Republic 2011
  • Andrea Stinson: Algeria 2005, Bahrain 2009, Jordan 2011
  • Katie Smith: India 2011
  • Barbara Turner: Georgia 2009
  • Candice Wiggins: Nicaragua 2013
  • Sue Wicks: Philippines 2009, Indonesia 2010, Dominican Republic 2011
  • Lynette Woodard: Saudi Arabia 2008

Disability Sports

  • Dr. Becky Clark: China 2013
  • Dr. Andrea Woodson-Smith: China 2013

Fencing

  • Ibtihaj Muhammad: England 2013, Russia 2013

Iceskating

  • Rachael Flatt: Russia 2014
  • Evan Lysacek: Belarus 2012, Russia 2014

Judo

  • Dartanyon Crockett: Turkmenistan 2014
  • Heidi Moore: Turkmenistan 2014

Snowboarding

  • Amber Stackhouse: Armenia 2010
  • Erin Comstock: Armenia 2010

Soccer Men and Women

  • Cheryl Bailey: Malaysia 2012
  • Marcelo Balboa: Nigeria 2006 and 2008
  • Brandi Chastain: Brazil 2013
  • John Cone: Azerbaijan 2010
  • Amanda Cromwell: Bolivia 2009, Germany 2011, Argentina 2012, Costa Rica 2013
  • Marian Dalmy: Morocco 2012
  • Lorrie Fair: Morocco 2008, Paraguay 2010, Venezuela 2012, Afghanistan 2012, Iraq 2013, Burma 2014
  • Julie Foudy: Brazil 2013
  • Lesle Gallimore: Morocco 2012
  • Lauren Gregg: Nigeria 2006, 2008, Argentina 2012
  • Linda Hamilton: Philippines 2007, Ivory Coast 2010, Brazil 2011, Brazil 2011, Chile 2013, Bangladesh 2014
  • Mary Harvey: Iraq 2013, Jordan 2014
  • Angela Hucles: Morocco 2012
  • Cobi Jones: Burma 2014, Brazil 2014
  • Shannon MacMillan: South Africa 2006, Guatemala 2011
  • Jay Miller: Morocco 2008, Bolivia 2009, Thailand 2010
  • Siri Mullinix: Venezuela 2012, Costa Rica 2013
  • Glenn Myernick: South Africa 2006
  • Tracy Noonan: Guatemala 2011, Costa Rica 2013
  • Curt Onalfo: Uganda 2006
  • Cindy Parlow: Bahrain 2006, El Salvador 2008, Azerbaijan 2010
  • Jeff Pill: El Salvador 2008
  • Tiffany Roberts-Sahaydak: Uganda 2006, Philippines 2007, Thailand 2010, Brazil 2011, Brazil 2014
  • Tony Sanneh: Cyprus 2010, Malaysia 2012, Ethiopia 2012, Afghanistan 2013, Bangladesh 2014
  • Briana Scurry: Germany 2011
  • Danielle Slaton: Paraguay 2010, Malaysia 2012, Jordan 2014
  • Kate Sobrero Markgraf: Ethiopia 2012, Chile 2013
  • Juergen Sommer: Ivory Coast 2010
  • Sasha Victorine: Cyprus 2010
  • Phil Wheddon: Bahrain 2006

Softball

  • Jessica Mendoza: Nicaragua 2013
  • Ruby Rojas: Nicaragua 2013
  • Natasha Watley: India 2013, Mexico 2014

Special Olympics Swimming

  • Denis Crean: Egypt 2013
  • Kester Edwards: Egypt 2013
  • Alice Moat: Egypt 2013
  • Gail Morning: Egypt 2013

Track and Field

  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee: Palestinian Authority 2014
  • Le Ron Sams: Palestinian Authority 2014

Volleyball

  • Valerie Armstrong: China 2013
  • Barbara Chilcoat: Bolivia 2010
  • Ashley Dean: Brazil 2008
  • Erikka Gulbranson: Brazil 2008
  • Penny Lucas-White: China 2013
  • John Kessel: Bolivia 2010
  • Misty May-Treanor: Russia 2010
  • Butch May: Zambia 2010
  • Michelle Osunbor: China 2013
  • Jill Stephens: Zambia 2010

Wrestling

Twenty American wrestlers and coaches, representing the US Wrestling Federation were sent to Iran in January 2007 to compete in the "Takhti Cup."

In their own words

Tracy Murray plays ball.
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