I briefly touched on this is in my previous entry. People glare at me with confusion when I talk about sports as a tool for cross-cultural communication or diplomacy work. I can list a number of examples, a well-known one is Ping Pong Diplomacy but there are several more. Sports is all around and it is part of our culture, we are participating in it as active or passive participants. Sports can be a great conversation starter and can be used to develop communication and team building skills. Importantly it is a tool that should be and could be easily used and that is what I hope to do.