Upcoming Sports Envoys

Overview of all of our upcoming Sports Envoys.

 
 Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of State

Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of State

Panama: February 27-March 5, 2018

Triathalon legend and current President of USA Triathalon Barry Siff travels to Panama as part of the Sports Envoy program. 

Barry will be connecting with people along the way on behalf of the United States, conducting clinics, giving talks, and inviting people of all ages to join him in events and activities. He will also engage with some of the country’s top athletes, senior sports and youth officials, blind athletes, and indigenous people.

 


 Photo courtesy of www.trooperjohnson.com

Photo courtesy of www.trooperjohnson.com

Kuwait: March 9 – 16, 2018                                              

Working with U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, ECA’s Sports Diplomacy division recruited top U.S. Women’s National Team soccer player Alex Morgan and Major League Soccer player Servando Carrasco to host youth clinics in Mt Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam area. 

PAS Dar es Salaam send the Envoys to reach underserved communities, including the Masaai people and Muslims girls in Zanzibar.


 Photo courtesy of Womens Sports Foundation

Photo courtesy of Womens Sports Foundation

Zimbabwe: March 15 –21, 2018

Working with U.S. Embassy Bogota, retired U.S. Women’s National Team soccer player Lori Lindsey traveled to Colombia to host youth clinics and outreach in the underserved coastal region of Baranquilla.  

During her time in Colombia, the Lindsey helped promote sports training as a way to empower girls and women in the area, who lag far behind boys in participation rates.  She also worked with marginalized Afro-Colombian populations as well as disability sports athletes in Colombia to promote equality and social inclusion.


 Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of State

Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of State

Singapore, Hong Kong, Guangzhou: November 20, 22-24, 2017

American Olympic medalist Lia Neal, whose mother originally came from Guangzhou, traveled to Asia and participated in a unique Target of Opportunity Sports Envoy program with the U.S. Embassy in Singapore, as well as U.S. Consulates in Hong Kong and Guangzhou. 

Neal, who also speaks Cantonese and some Mandarin, conducted outreach to marginalized ethnic Malay communities in Singapore, while focused on empowering girls and other students in Hong Kong and Guangzhou.  Neal’s unique background attracted local media attention and showcased the success of the American diversity while highlighting shared bonds and values.