Kamu Diplomasisi Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi

Sports Diplomacy

Sport is an important element that connects people, nations, and countries. Countries aim to improve their international image with the success of their athletes. The fraternity and friendship structure of sports serve the societies to get to know each other better. Increasing the performance of athletes with prohibited substances leads to abuse and misuse of sports. It is inevitable that the athletes and sports managers who take this path will lose their reputation instead of the benefits they will gain from sports diplomacy. The regional and global organization of international sports competitions is the business of international sports institutions. The presence of their representatives in these institutions also adds prestige to the member countries. There is a fervent diplomacy activity in the sports world.