The pairing of sport and diplomacy immediately brings to mind the Olympics and other events in recent history by which sport has provided an especially effective tool for facilitating the process of relieving tensions between governments. Sports practices today are a factor in national identity and an effective promotional instrument for every country in the world and, therefore, a key means at the disposal of diplomacy.
This week’s guest, Luigi Vignali, in charge of this theme at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will take a deeper look at the more topical and often lesser known aspects of diplomacy’s activities with regard to sports.
Diplomazia e Dintorni
The programme "Diplomazia e dintorni" can be heard on-line on Radio LUISS http://www.radioluiss.it by clicking on "on air" in the upper right-hand corner of the page, as well as on smartphones by downloading the Radio Luiss app.
Podcasts of the previous 45 instalments of Diplomazia e Dintorni are available at:
To send in questions or suggestions, please write to email@example.com