Sports Envoy Program

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Sports Envoys are athletes and coaches who travel overseas to lead programs that were developed by U.S. embassies and consulates. These American coaches and athletes hold sports clinics for young people and their coaches, participate in community outreach activities, and engage youth in a dialogue on the importance of leadership and respect for diversity. Sports Diplomacy manages the Sports Envoy programs, working in cooperation with the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. sports federations, and professional leagues.

Program Length

1-2 weeks

Eligibility and Application Overview

Athletes and coaches in various sports are chosen by U.S. embassies and consulates. To learn more about sports programs, visit the Sports Diplomacy page.

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