Sports Diplomacy is an integral part of efforts to build ever-strengthening relations between the United States and other nations. Sports diplomacy uses the universal passion for sports as a way to transcend linguistic and sociocultural differences and bring people together. Participation in sports teaches leadership, teamwork, and communication skills that help people and communities succeed in all areas.

In addition to the Sports Envoy and Sports Visitor Programs, the Sports Diplomacy Division implements the International Sports Programming Initiative and the Global Sports Mentoring Program 

The Sports Diplomacy Division has involved thousands of people from over 100 countries in sports exchanges across the Division’s four programs.