Diplomatic goals are reflected in numerous agendas, including peace-building and conflict resolution, the enhancement of cross-cultural understanding, and com - munity development (Baker and Esherick, 2009). Multi-track diplomatic initiatives enhance the ability to address varied agendas across multiple levels of society (Broome and Hatay, 2006). The utility of sport to improve individual and collective understanding of diverse individuals and cultures makes it valuable in diplomatic endeavours. Sport is also a useful mechanism for building intercultural relationships, reducing conflict and bringing diverse individuals and cultures together.