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...
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...

The Court Needs Her

Opening photo: The Deshi Ballers in action during The Deshi Ballers’ Third Annual “Choose to Challenge” tournament in celebration of the 2021 International Women’s Day. Photo by Tanvir Ali By Anne Sherman and Jonathan Gomes Ashreen...

Department of State and NFL leaders discuss diversity and inclusion

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Secretary’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted a discussion between Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, the Department of State’s chief diversity and inclusion officer...
Consular Officer Jason Dyer (front, center) works in the Joint Operations Center, a 24-hour center at Embassy Tokyo, monitoring all things related to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Photo courtesy of Mission Japan

Games Like No Other

Opening Photo: Consular Officer Jason Dyer (front, center) works in the Joint Operations Center, a 24-hour center at Embassy Tokyo, monitoring all things related to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Photo courtesy of Mission Japan By...
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

The image is split down the middle with the "Making a Statement" logo in white on a blue background on the left, followed by the name Monica Skinner. Skinner smiles on the right.