The Diplomatic Power of Sport
This week's PD News headlines explored the use of sports in public diplomacy. Members of the U.S. National Football League will visit Israel next week and play an exhibition game against Israel’s national team, while U.S. wrestlers were banned from competing in the World Cup in Iran in response to President Trump's travel ban. Other stories looked at Scotland's potential for sports diplomacy, and Budweiser's nod to the immigration debate in its Super Bowl commercial.
- Budweiser nods to immigration in Super Bowl ad - The Hill
- Iran bars U.S. wrestlers from tournament in response to Trump's travel ban - The Washington Post
- NFL players head to Israel to meet locals, visit religious sites - The Times of Israel
- Sport can be 'soft' power for Scotland - Holyrood