The State Department’s first-ever joint baseball and softball program sent MLB Hall-of-Famer Barry Larkin and Olympian Natasha Watley to India as Sports Envoys in Febuary 2013.
Under the State Department’s Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative, the Gulf Nations Volleyball Visitor Program brought 10 female volleyball coaches from Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and Yemen to the U.S. for activities focused on the development of sports programs for women and girls.
Sports Diplomacy tipped off 2013 with the first-ever State Department Burmese sports visitor program.
Three-time Olympian and world champion Lorrie Fair went to Afghanistan as a U.S. Department of State Sports Envoy.
Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Romania, Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin shares some of the photos she took in Romania of the changes she witnessed between urban dwellers and those from the rural areas.
Sports Diplomacy brought five coaches to the U.S. from South Sudan for a dynamic people-to-people exchange focused on creating opportunities for young South Sudanese to play basketball.