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Sports: A Tool for International Relations Spencer C. Cocanour

Sports: A Tool for International Relations

Spencer C. Cocanour

Published September 20th 2012
ISBN : 9781249449041
Paperback
48 pages
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Sports are a peaceful tool for international affairs that the United States can use to foster relations throughout the world. The US State Department has used sports to bridge opposing governments on the long road to formal diplomatic relations. TheMoreSports are a peaceful tool for international affairs that the United States can use to foster relations throughout the world. The US State Department has used sports to bridge opposing governments on the long road to formal diplomatic relations. The US State Department has recently put new emphasis into the program with significant results. Along the same lines, the US military has had athletic relations with various countries through the International Military Sports Council. The military, under direction of the US State Department have used sports to enhance relationships throughout the world. Historically, nations have used sports and their appeal as a method to further political agendas. The most notable application of politics through sports is the Olympic Games. Various nations have used the Olympics Games to further international politics throughout history and the Games will remain a major player in the future. Like any other diplomatic endeavor, there are always issues that could derail efforts. Issues such as drug abuse, cheating in sports, and violence associated with sports are major issues that can potentially undermine diplomacy efforts through sports.