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The female volleyball coaches take part in a friendly game with Americans.

Bumping Up Efforts to Empower Women and Girls Worldwide: Gulf Nations Volleyball Coaches

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.

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South Sudan Sports Visitors.

One-on-one with Sports Envoy Sam Perkins and Sports Visitor Joseline Kenyi from South Sudan

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.

Burmese teenage girls practice their skills together at a D.C.-area high school.

Building Bonds with Burma through Basketball

Sports Diplomacy tipped off 2013 with the first-ever State Department Burmese sports visitor program.

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One of the participants shares tips on shooting with a D.C.-area coaching peer.

South Sudan and Sports Diplomacy: Basketball Coaches from the World’s Newest Nation

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.

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