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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.
In November 2012, Sports Diplomacy brought five South Sudanese coaches to the U.S. for a 10-day dynamic people-to-people exchange focused on developing youth basketball programs in the country.
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.
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.
Working with the Women’s National Basketball Association, the U.S. Department of State sent former WNBA stars Tamika Raymond and Kiesha Brown to Shenyang, China.
The first sports visitor program brought Russian volleyball players and coaches to Southern California for a beach volleyball.
Working with the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the U.S. State Department organized a dynamic taekwondo sports program.
Olympic gold medalist figure skater Evan Lysacek traveled to Sweden and Belarus as a Sports Envoy.