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Does Sport Matter to Diplomacy?

30 May 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Chatham House, London


Jeremy Browne MP, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Simon Anholt, Independent Policy Advisor 
John Steele, Chief Executive Officer, Youth Sport Trust
Chair: Mihir Bose, Writer and Broadcaster 



With the upcoming London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the speakers will consider:

  • Can hosting the Olympics help the host engage new and emerging powers?
  • How is a country’s image and 'brand' affected by hosting international sporting events or by the success or failure of its sports team?
  • Can or should international sport be used to support political change?