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U.S. Players to Pick Up a Few Moves in Burma

21 August 2012

Allison Feaster playing basketball (AP Images)

U.S. and Burmese basketball players are getting together to share their skills, thanks to SportsUnited, an international sports exchange program under the U.S. Department of State.

Former Women's National Basketball Player Allison Feaster (shown here on left, Number 21) and former National Basketball Association player Marty Conlon will learn a few new moves and share a few when they are in Burma on a sports exchange program August 26–31. They, along with Charlotte Bobcats manager Rich Cho and Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Darvin Ham, will be treated to a demonstration of chinlone (cane ball), a traditional Burmese sport that combines sport and dance.

The Americans, in turn, will conduct basketball skills clinics for players in the country's basketball federation.

The visit is sponsored by SportsUnited, an international sports exchange program under the U.S. Department of State. It is designed to bring together U.S. and foreign athletes, both professional and amateur, to explore the relationship between success in athletics and the development of life skills.

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