The “She Plays Football” program, organized by LEAD Africa and Embassy Rabat’s public affairs section, included 12 Moroccan female coaches and 60 female high school students. Photo by Khalid Allaoui

Soccer coach empowers Moroccan girls

By Steve Weeks Jill Ellis, former head coach of the U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team (and the winningest coach in U.S. soccer history), visited Morocco to promote leadership, teamwork, and communication skills among young women,...

Mental Fitness

By Young Hoang “My mental is not there,” were the words of USA Olympic gymnast Simone Biles before withdrawing from the team final competition, July 28, in Tokyo. Being part of a team, whether on...

Securing the Games

Opening photos: The official opening of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the Tokyo National Stadium, July 23, 2021. Photo by A. Ricardo By Angelica Harrison After a year’s delay and with strict new protocols in place...

Embassy Belgrade and USAID promote accessibility in Serbia

Embassy Belgrade is contributing $1 million through USAID to promote economic empowerment, inclusive work environments, and more accessible employment for people with disabilities in Serbia. “We promote equal opportunities for all,” the embassy wrote...

Championship Principles

Opening photo: Veteran National Basketball Association player Sam Vincent hosts week one of the Championship Principles Challenge, a virtual nine-week online basketball program for high school students from both Israel and Bahrain. Photo by...
Cultural Affairs Officer Karl Rogers (back row) stands with Dare-to-Shine Program participants. Photo courtesy of the WE United Project

Partnering to empower women athletes in Nepal

By Edward Denny For every professional women’s soccer coach or athlete who has reached their lofty goals, there are scores of other young female athletes who are tackling challenges in their field, climbing to the...
The main building of the Organization of American States is located on the corner of 17th Street NW and Constitution Avenue in Washington. Photo by Luis A Jimenez

U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States

By Sarah Galbenski  For Foreign Service officers wanting to serve at a United States embassy while still living in Washington, the U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States (OAS) is an ideal post. The U.S. Mission is the only one of...
Olympic Gold Medalist sprinter DeeDee Trotter in Japan, 2020. Photo courtesy of Embassy Tokyo

Sports Diplomacy Division

Opening photo: Olympic Gold Medalist sprinter DeeDee Trotter in Japan, February 2020. Photo courtesy of Embassy Tokyo By Jay Aprea, Matthew Ferner, Kalisha Holmes, Ashleigh Huffman, PhD., Ryan Murphy, and Caleb Seamon The Sports Diplomacy Division’s programs...
Beach volleyball and other outdoor activities and sports are key to the “Carioca” lifestyle in Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Scott Hamilton

Marvelous Training Ground

Opening Shot: Beach volleyball and other outdoor activities and sports are key to the “Carioca” lifestyle in Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Scott Hamilton By Camila David Tropical weather. Breathtaking beaches. Lush green nature. These and...

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Making a Statement

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