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  1. Ruth Riley's Remarkable Trip to the Congo for Sports Diplomacy

    Ruth Riley

    A history of wars, poverty and corruption. A place where the people are valued less than the natural resources that are the foundation of the economy. Sadly, those descriptions are fitting for both the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
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  3. NBA and State Dept. team up on trip to Venezuela

    Memphis Grizzlies guard Greivis Vasquez is in Venezuela this week as part of a State Department "sports diplomacy" effort at a time of icy relations between the two countries.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2011
  4. Iran to boycott wrestling and fencing tournaments

    Iran will boycott wrestling and fencing tournaments in Atlanta and New York next month to protest American forces' actions in Shiite holy cities in Iraq, dealing a setback to the sports diplomacy between the two nations.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2004
  5. Dennis Rodman asks North Korea's Kim Jong Un to free Kenneth Bae ...

    Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is tapping his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to ask for the release of a Korean-American man sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the North.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2013
  6. 'Pingpong diplomacy' figure Zhuang Zedong dies at 72

    Three-time world table tennis champion Zhuang Zedong, a key figure in the groundbreaking "pingpong diplomacy" between China and the United States, has died at 72.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2013
  7. Cal Ripken heading to Japan as U.S. sports diplomat

    Cal Ripken Jr. aspires to become president and CEO of a major league baseball team.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  8. Iran pulls out of pingpong diplomacy event in Qatar

    North and South Korea and India and Pakistan are among 10 nations competing in the latest version of pingpong diplomacy, but Iran backed out of a chance to compete alongside American players.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2011
  9. Barry Larkin, Joe Logan traveling to S. Korea as envoys

    Two veteran baseball stars will travel to South Korea and meet North Korean defectors as part of U.S. efforts to use sport as a tool of diplomacy.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2011
  10. Basketball in the Avis Axis of Evil

    Henry Abbott

    The BBC's Frances Harrison has some good news about the spirit of sport succeeding--as it so often does--even where the spirit of diplomacy fails: Insults bounce back and forth between Iran and the United States on an almost daily basis but on the ba...

    Blog | November 18, 2005