Reviving Authentic Sports Diplomacy

By Ambassador Stuart Holliday, CEO of Meridian International Center While the world was preparing for the quadrennial spectacle that would be the World Cup, a crowd at the Allianz Area in Munich broke out into John Denver’s, ‘Country Roads.’ On Sunday, November 13, the National Football League (NFL) had a historic, first-ever regular-season game in Germany as part of their NFL International Series (a series of American football played outside the United States) and returned to Mexico City for the San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals on November 21 as part of the first regular-season game of the year...

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IVLP 2022: A Wonderful Experience Between Leaders Across the Globe

The following post was written by Ronaldo Andres Gomes an IVLP alumnus and recipient of the IVLP Impact Award. My name is Ronaldo and I am a Maya-Chuj person from a small town called San Mateo Ixtatán, Guatemala. My passion for life has driven me to provide educational support to disadvantaged young people in rural Guatemala. I believe that education has the power to transform the lives of children, giving them hope and a better future. Currently, I am the chief executive officer of the Ixtatán Foundation. The goal of the Ixtatán Foundation is to help the people of...

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