The fiercest of friends: Sports Diplomacy in the Australia-UK relationship

Date 21.03.2022
Location Live in Brisbane connecting to UK and online


The world’s first Sports Diplomacy Dialogue with Australia and UK , including guests such as the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, Sir Ben Ainslie, Ambassador for the GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland campaign

Presented by the Sports Diplomacy Alliance, this one-day Dialogue, Who are we now, as seen
through the lens of sport,
investigates the role that sport plays in the relationship between the UK and Australia. Leading academics, diplomats and sector experts from both countries will review our shared sporting past, celebrate the diversity of our present ‘Sportscape’ and re-consider how we can harness sport for better social, diplomatic, and economic relations, as well as share best knowledge and practice on Sports Diplomacy. The Dialogue is supported by British Council and DFAT and will be held concurrently in Queensland, host of the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2032 Olympics, and London, home of the 2012 Olympic Game.

Register to watch live from The Gabba in Brisbane  or watch later with the following sessions and world class speakers

The Fiercest of Friends – Building Communities Through Sport

Sports Technology Diplomacy between the UK and Australia

Women and Sports Diplomacy

Mega Events and the Green and Gold Decade

City-to-City Sports Diplomacy with Commonwealth Games Theme

The Kangaroo Route: from Brisbane to London (08:00