Columbus Futsal Offers International Connection in Columbus

  New relationship with Columbus Nationwide Children’s Hospital looks to Increase Reach and Engagement October 25, 2017 The Columbus Futsal Club and the Columbus Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced a recent partnership amidst the growing popularity of futsal in Columbus. Columbus futsal is taking off in Columbus and it brings an international flavor with it. Several[…]

Ohio State Professor Marcello Canova Wins Pesto Championship

  October 14, 2017 In a heated Pesto Championship at the 2017 Columbus Italian Festival, Marcello Canova emerged among the competitors as the Columbus Pesto Champion. Columbus hosted judges from our sister city of Genoa, Italy, as well as city leaders to figure out the best of the pesto. Each contestant was given the traditional ingredients[…]

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The 2017 Columbus Pesto Championship

In partnership with Greater Columbus Sister Cities International, the Columbus Italian Festival will host the inaugural Columbus Pesto Championship on October 8, 2017 to crown the city’s premiere pesto maker. The winner will represent Columbus and advance to the World Pesto Championship in Genoa, Italy. Ten local contestants will compete during the Columbus Italian Festival[…]

2017 Marathon Exchange Ambassadors

Greater Columbus Sister Cities International Announces 2017 Marathon Exchange Ambassadors

CURITIBA·DRESDEN·HEFEI 2017 Sister Cities Marathon Exchange Ambassadors Selected Each year we hold athlete exchanges with some of Columbus’ international sister cities that also have a marathon or half marathon. The longest such exchange has been with Dresden, Germany – this is our sixth-year anniversary! A couple years ago we expanded our athlete exchange program to Curitiba,[…]

Marathon Exchange Applications Now Open!

Each year we hold athlete exchanges with some of Columbus’ international sister cities that also have a marathon or half marathon. The longest such exchange has been with Dresden, Germany – this is our sixth-year anniversary!  Are you an athlete who would like to apply to be a Columbus Marathon Ambassador at the Dresden Marathon[…]

Harrison Afful Connects with GCSCI

Greater Columbus Sister Cities President Tim Sword met with Columbus Crew player Harrison Afful last week to talk about Afful’s connection to his home country of Ghana. Afful, who considers himself a cultural ambassador, is interested in pursuing a relationship with GCSCI to promote Ghanian culture to Columbus and connect the Ghanian population of Columbus back[…]

Carly Damman: Marathon Ambassador to Curitiba

This fall GCSCI sent 12 ambassadors to our sister cities in Germany, Brazil, and China. These individuals were not your typical “official” representatives of Columbus in suits and ties; all of them were marathon runners taking part in GCSCI’s Marathon Exchange Program. In order to learn more about their individual experiences in these vastly different[…]

Globalizing Columbus: My Sister Cities Experience

15 weeks can fly by just like that if you’re not careful. My internship with Greater Columbus Sister Cities International (GCSCI) was unconventional to say the least, but invaluable nonetheless. Graduating from Ohio State in May of 2016, I accepted a job with GE Aviation, with the caveat that my start date would not be[…]

Lessons from the Global Classroom

When Greater Columbus Sister Cities International (GCSCI) President Tim Sword took his students on a study abroad trip to Odense, Denmark, they returned not only with an increased knowledge of sustainable business practices, but also a sense of sisterhood and a connection to Odense. In March 2015, Sword set off with a group of 10[…]