Diversity and Inclusion through Sports Diplomacy

Paris, France
March 4–8, 2024

In the shadow of the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, 40 ExchangeAlumni convened to discuss how sports can be a powerful vehicle for diversity and inclusion in communities. Activists and athletes from dozens of sports shared best practices on adaptive sports, gender equity in sports, and building international sports coalitions. Participants were able to privately tour a special pop-up museum in Paris for the upcoming Olympics and concluded the week with a reception at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence. Five small grant projects in Europe and the United States were funded.

By the Numbers

40 Alumni Participants

26
Women

13
Men

1
Transgender Woman

Alumni Participants’ Home Countries

28
Countries in Europe/Eurasia (EUR) and United States

Small Grant Projects

5
Small Grant Projects in 4 Countries

Alumni Participants’ Exchange Programs

18
Exchange Programs