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What's the purpose of sending diplomats to the Olympic games?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/africa-decision-not-boycott-beijing-093000132.html African countries have ignored Washington's call for a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, instead ...
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Who exactly is not going to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games because of political boycotts?

Various countries are reporting political boycotts of the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, but it's not clear to me who will not go to the Olympics as a result. Due to COVID-19, there are strong ...
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Has any country/region other than Malaysia declared public holidays for sporting wins?

Defending FT public holiday, minister says ‘greatly pressured’ by KL folks after Malaysia Cup win A region in Malaysia recently declared a public holiday after their team won the Malaysia Cup, which ...
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Why doesn't the United States fund directly the The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and how does it fund it indirectly?

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation supported by American individuals and corporate sponsors. Unlike most other nations, the USOPC does not ...
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How does a nation benefit from winning medals in the Olympics and other international sports tournaments?

I am a sport enthusiast myself. I can wrestle, grapple, box, and protect my family as advised in the Holy Bible. I don't understand the rationale behind what real benefits there are for a nation to ...
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Why doesn't the UK compete as a single country in events such as the FIFA world cup?

(Not sure if this should be on the Sports.SE, but I am looking for a political answer) The UK competes as separate countries (Scotland, England, Wales, Gibraltar, etc.) at events such as the FIFA ...
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Why didn't Western countries boycott the 2018 World Cup?

According to this article Russian government believes that 2018 World Cup will help Russian economy on the medium term: a survey by the Russian government last week. It said the World Cup's boost ...
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