Sport can be used as tool of soft power both internationally and domestically. More particularly, peace-building and nation-building can be achieved through four mechanisms of sport diplomacy and soft power politics, including: image-building, building a platform for dialogue, trust-building, and reconciliation, integration, and anti-racism. These mechanisms are not deterministically controllable and can have unintended consequences. On the one hand, sporting events can be used as a means of building trust between adversaries. On the other, the hostilities between peoples can be mirrored on playing fields. This project examines the intended and unintended consequences of these mechanisms.