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Friendship Games: Vlog – Setting the scene
Jun 23, 2018

Friendship Games: Vlog – Setting the scene

Reporters Julia Karron, Joe Malandruccolo and Chloe Pavlech set the scene as they cover the 2018 Friendship Games in Eilat, Israel.

Friendship Games: Friendly competition
Jun 22, 2018

Friendship Games: Friendly competition

Following the opening ceremonies’ raucous dance party, players put on a more competitive face for Friday’s cultural events revolving around basketball.

Friendship Games: Breaking the ice
Jun 21, 2018

Friendship Games: Breaking the ice

As participants at the 13th annual Friendship Games settled in for the week-long event, they saw unfamiliar faces from unfamiliar places. How do you get these people to interact?

Jun 20, 2018

Friendship Games: About Our Team

A 2018 graduate of the University of Maryland’s Merrill College of Journalism, Julia Karron was the co-host of the Washington Bullpen podcast for the Washington bureau of Capital News Service. Julia, who grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, works in the sports department at The Washington Post and has previously interned with Slate’s sports podcast “Hang [...]

Diplomacy meets basketball at 2018 Friendship Games
Jun 19, 2018

Diplomacy meets basketball at 2018 Friendship Games

In 2005, after seeing generations of children from neighboring countries and cultures grow up amid conflict, Ed Peskowitz and Arie Rosenzweig tried a novel approach to diplomacy – a basketball tournament.

ESPN’s Michael Wilbon Accepts Lacy-Smith Award
May 8, 2018

ESPN’s Michael Wilbon Accepts Lacy-Smith Award

Michael Wilbon, a sportswriter and co-host of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption,” was filled with emotion after becoming the fourth winner of the Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith Award at a luncheon Sunday, May 6, at Nationals Park in Washington.