Special Initiatives and Projects

Global Sports Mentoring Program

Department of State’s empowering women through sports initiatives are designed to inspire participants to take these lessons of equality worldwide. Learn more


Sports and Sustainability Initiative

Through a number of international efficiency-themed inbound and outbound sports exchanges, the Sports Diplomacy Division has entered the “greening game.” Learn more


Silk Road Ultra Marathon

From June 29 to July 10, 2016, the U.S. Department of State sponsored ultra-marathon legend Dean Karnazes as he follows the ancient Silk Road through Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan to mark the 25th anniversary of these countries’ independence from the Soviet Union. Read Dean's daily blog posts from the run. 

The basketball visitors had a chance to meet NCAA coaches after Final Four victories on the court.

Empowering Women and Girls Trough Sports

A global effort to engage women and girls through sports.

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Flexie for Women

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