Results are Tagged with "Sports Diplomacy"
Under the Department’s Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative, Olympians Jessica Mendoza and Ruby Rojas went to Nicaragua as sports envoys in February of 2013.
The State Department and NBA worked together to send former WNBA players Tamika Raymond and Nykesha Sales to Ukraine as Sports Envoys from January 28 to February 2, 2013.
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.
Three-time Olympian and world champion Lorrie Fair went to Afghanistan as a U.S. Department of State Sports Envoy.
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.
Olympic gold medalist figure skater Evan Lysacek traveled to Sweden and Belarus as a Sports Envoy.
Partnering with the NBA and WNBA and working with the U.S. Embassy in London, U.S. State Department Envoys Sam Perkins and “Swin” Cash traveled to the United Kingdom for the 2012 Olympics.
Former U.S. Men's National Soccer Team members travel to Cyprus.
Hall of fame baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr., traveled to Japan on behalf of the Department of State to put on baseball clinics and work with kids affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.