Sports

Tony Gwynn on Leave of Absence Due to Health Issues

San Diego, California - San Diego State baseball coach Tony Gwynn is currently on a leave of absence from the Aztec baseball program while dealing with health issues. Gwynn is recuperating at this time and there is no set timetable for his return to coaching duties.

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Vice President Biden to Travel to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup

Washington, DC - The Vice President will travel to the Federative Republic of Brazil in June to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup.  While in Brazil, the Vice President will attend a game of the U.S. national team. 

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U.S. Department of State Announces World Cup-Centered Exchange Programs

Washington, DC - Today, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan announced two sports exchange programs under the “Sports for All” initiative in the lead-up to the World Cup in Brazil.

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State Department Announces Sports Envoy Program to Jerusalem and the West Bank featuring Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Washington, DC - The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), working in cooperation with USA Track & Field, will send track and field legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee to Jerusalem and the West Bank April 12-18 on the U.S. Department of State’s inaugural track and field Sports Envoy program.

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Navy Yard Shooting Survivors to Throw Nationals' First Pitch

Washington, DC - Staring her shooter dead in the eyes, Jen Bennett was overcome with a profound sense of calm. He blinked; she blinked, and her world exploded.

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Full Court Press to Empower Women and Girls through Sports: U.S. Department of State Multi-Nation Final Four Basketball Program

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces the Multi-Nation Final Four Basketball Sports Visitor program from March 30-April 9 in Tennessee. In a continued effort to empower women and girls through sports worldwide, events have been designed around the Women’s NCAA Final Four Championship.

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Soccer Legend Pele to Participate in a Special Town Hall Event with SiriusXM Listeners

New York, New York - SiriusXM announced today that legendary soccer star Pele will sit down for an exclusive Q&A with an in-studio audience at theSiriusXM Studios inNew York City on Wednesday, April 2, as part of SiriusXM's exclusive "Town Hall" series.

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Sports Envoys Visit Turkmenistan for Blind Judo Program

Washington, DC - Paralympic 2012 judo bronze medalist Dartanyon Crockett and Paralympic judo coach Heidi Moore are visiting Turkmenistan March 24-29 on as a part of the U.S. Department of State’s Sports Envoy Program. Crockett’s visit marks the first time that a blind athlete represents the State Department as a Sports Envoy. This visit underscores the United States’ commitment to equality, inclusion, and disability rights around the world.

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