Vita Vea in Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform, smiling (© Zach Bolinger/AP)

Meet star U.S. athletes who credit their Tongan heritage

Many Tongan American athletes are making a name for themselves in pro sports and shining a light on the their culture.
Illustration of two pickles dressed in tennis whites holding pickleball paddles and chatting over a net at midcourt (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Pickleball for the people

Learn how a game with a funny name — pickleball — is taking over community tennis courts and backyards all over America.
Diptych of female (left) and male (right) basketball players dribbling the ball (© AP)

March brings madness to U.S. sports fans

From its knockout rounds to its Cinderella teams, the March Madness basketball tournament captivates American sports fans.
Diptych of two football players in action on the field (Left: © Seth Wenig/AP; RIght: David J. Phillip/AP)

Americans love the Super Bowl

This year's Super Bowl pits two dynamic quarterbacks against each other. But Americans' devotion to the game is about much more than football.
Illustration of baby wearing top hat and holding flowers (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Americans we lost in 2022

In 2022, we said farewell to many Americans whose contributions shaped our world. Here are a few of these notable figures.
Gabriela Sabatini holding tennis racket on court with young players (State Dept./Jorge Gomez)

Mural at U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires honors tennis legends

The unveiling of the new artwork brought out tennis stars and highlighted women's contribution to tennis history.
Woman and man draped in U.S. flag and flag colors, man wearing cheesehead (State Dept./Paul Wulfsberg)

America’s diversity informs U.S. soccer, World Cup traditions

Many U.S. soccer fans are learning to cheer on their team from fans from other countries where soccer has long been a leading sport.
Megan Rapinoe lifting Women's World Cup trophy as teammates celebrate (© Francisco Seco/AP Images)

Soccer soars in the United States

The success of the U.S. women's soccer team is one of the factors driving soccer's growing popularity in the U.S. Learn more here.
Chris Davis holding Harris hawk (Courtesy of Paul Wulfsberg)

American falconers explain their enthusiasm for the sport

November 16 is World Falconry Day. Meet three devoted American falconers caught up in the attractions of the ancient sport.