Search: Sports Diplomacy,Public diplomacy (6 materials)

Covid-19 Sports Diplomacy. Soft power vs. populism

... or "cyberspying." Maybe the Covid-19 pandemia will create the impetus to "repurpose" what we call "sports diplomacy" in the "post-pandemic era." One hears the FIFA slogan, "for the game, for the world." ... ... Moscow and Beijing, and the assesment of "penalties" and sanctions by one nation to another in realpolitik— via public diplomacy, economic policy, social media. It's reminiscent of the role of the "enforcer" that we see during games ...


Sports Diplomacy. Can Sepp Blatter bring unity to a fractious FIFA?

..., is more influential than any country on Earth and any religion.” Is FIFA's business model too big to fail? Developing a reputation as an “earner” Blatter, unwittingly, has made himself a target for those who are using public diplomacy assets to play the “ethics card” in an effort to link geopolitical issues with football and disrupt FIFA's business model, which they claim remains a cesspool of corruption and bribery. Petro Poroshenko, the pro-Washington ...


American sports diplomacy hit by drug investigation

... its reputation. One recent incident involves Aaron Hernandez, a former player on the Super Bowl winning New England Patriots. The owner of the Patriots, Robert Kraft, who is also owner of a famous Super Bowl ring that became a sensationalist U.S. public diplomacy vehicle for Russia bashing, was interviewed recently by authorities regarding former player Hernandez, who is accused of committing a double murder that is connected to his use of illegal drugs. Protracted conflict between players and ...


Pre-Sports Diplomacy. Hockey broke the ice in the Cold War

... competitive athletics could capture the hearts and minds of adversaries who were threatening each other with nuclear war. Thanks to hockey, sports became a vehicle for the nuclear superpowers to project hegemony without casus belli before the concepts of public diplomacy and its adjunct sports diplomacy came on the scene during the early 1960s. That’s the way it was when the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), controlled by William Paley, paid the paltry sum of $50,000 for the rights to televise the 1960 Winter Olympic Games in ...


Yes we can. Brazil confident about World Cup security

... “Implosion Theory” of economics that posits that nations who spend large sums on social programs are becoming challenged to finance them and will see their economies implode from the burden. Ironically, the Obama administration Cold War-style public diplomacy campaign and some western media assets are saying that the economic sanctions being applied to Russia in connection with Ukraine and Crimea will make the Russian economy become a victim of the "Implosion Theory" too. To this ...


FIFA, Iran And The Future Of Sports Diplomacy

... footballer is now contracted to one of the top teams in China. With no turning back on Iran hosting the 2019 FIFA Asian games Blatter’s media team is already shifting the focus to softer issues like Iran admitting women to FIFA football matches. Sports Diplomacy Remains A Side Issue To Public Diplomacy Beyond all of the storytelling and qualitative buzz, the combination of social media and public diplomacy have yet to achieve a substantive, quantifiable record of solidifying democratic institutions in the Arab world, southern Asia and ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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