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Why are gold, silver, and bronze medal counts not exactly identical?

I was reading articles for Football at the Summer Olympics and Cycling at the Summer Olympics and the overall medal table caught my eye: For football there have been ever 34 golds, 34 silvers, and 35 ...
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How many different MVP awards are there in the NBA?

I know there is the regular season MVP. The All-Star game MVP. The NBA Finals MVP. Is there a 4th MVP awarded by the league?
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Tennis grand slam trophies

How many different trophies were there at each grand slam? And where can I find some photos of them? For example Wimbledon trophy nowadays looks differently as the one Rod Laver once won. Roland ...
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What was the smaller trophy that Djokovic received after winning the 2023 French Open?

During the trophy presentation for the 2023 French Open, Novak Djokovic received the official trophy for winning the tournament. Right after that, a girl walked up to him and gave him a much smaller ...
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Player of the year awards

Has any player won both the Naismith player of the year and defensive player of the year in the same season before 2021-22?
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Was Mike Dunleavy, Jr. (Duke) the Most Valuable Player of the 2001 NCAA Men's Basketball Torunament championship game?

A post on a college basketball Facebook page claims that Mike Dunleavy, Jr. (Duke) was the Most Valuable Player of the 2001 NCAA Men's Basketball Torunament championship game. I've scoured the ...
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Trophies for tennis coaches

Is there an ATP/WTA or grand slam tournament where coaches win a trophy too when their player win the tournament?
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Has any high official (politician) won any medal in an important competition while holding office?

This article mentions that the current Minister of Youth and Sports won the Paralympic silver medal in Tokyo's Paralympic Games: Romanian cyclist Eduard Novak, the current Minister of Youth and ...
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A country winning all 3 medals at a Summer Olympics event

At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Jamaican sprinters Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson swept the 100 meters women's medals by winning gold, silver, and bronze ...
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How many rugby union players have won 2 World Cups and 2 Lions Series?

François Steyn has won two World Cups and one Lions Series. He stands to be the only player ever to win two Lions series as well, or has there been any other player to achieve this?
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The difference between medals and trophies

Olympic champions win medals, while FIFA champions win trophies. Why do the winners receive a different object as an award?
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NBA defensive player of the year NOT an NBA all-defensive team?

I wonder how could a winner of the NBA defensive player of the year award not being included in the first team all-defensive, like it happened to Leonard in 2016.
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Why does the MLB not have awards such as MVP and Cy Young for both AL and NL together?

The MLB has awards for each league, such as AL MVP and NL MVP, or AL Cy Young and NL Cy Young, but why is there no MLB MVP or MLB Cy Young, for the best out of both leagues (in a similar way to the ...
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Has an MLB player ever won an MVP award without going to that year's All-Star game?

Has it ever happened that a player in the MLB ever won the AL or NL MVP award but didn't get elected as an All-Star that year? If so then how often does it happen? If they didn't go to the game ...
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Does any other professional sport apart from tennis give equal prize money to Men & Women?

Professional tennis, in Grand Slams & certain joint events held on the tour, gives equal prize money to Men & Women. Does any other professional sport give equal prize money to Men & ...
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What NBA players have won both Defensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player?

Which NBA players have won both the awards of Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY) and Most Valuable Player? Have any players won both awards in different seasons across their career? Have any players ...
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Why wouldn't the #1 ranked boxer be able to fight and claim a relinquished champion title?

In the show Hajime no Ippo the person ranked #1 in Japan challenges the Japanese champion for the belt but loses. Immediately afterwards, the champion relinquishes his title to pursue the world ...
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Has any player ever won Super Bowl MVP, Pro Bowl MVP, and MVP in the same season?

Please tell me the name, position, and team of any players that have done this, as well as the year it happened. Also, have any players done it in different seasons?
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Why do some events have two bronze medals?

From Wikipedia, In a few tournament sports, such as boxing, judo, taekwondo and wrestling, two bronze medals are awarded in each event – one for each eliminated semi-finalist or for the winners of ...
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Why did NBA coach of the year Dwane Casey get fired?

On Friday, May 11th, the Toronto Raptors fired their head coach of seven years, Dwane Casey after getting swept in the second round of the playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The decision came ...
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If an allrounder takes highest wickets and scores highest runs then which cap he will be awarded with? [duplicate]

In IPL, Orange and Purple caps are awarded to the highest run scorer and highest wicket taker. My question is, if an all-rounder takes highest wickets and scores highest runs then which cap he will ...
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Ballon d or/Fifa the best

Why is the final result of Golden ball or Fifa awards determined by votes and not based on statistics? Better stats show better performance eg. Messi had more goals and assists than Ronaldo last ...
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Where can football teams place their replica trophies?

Following this Question, where Nij answered about the medals, that they can be placed where the club wants them, not like the replica trophies, I would like to know, where can the clubs place those ...
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What is the record for combined (Test, ODI & T20) most player of the series award?

Which are the players who won most Man of the Series awards in international cricket including Test, ODI & T20.
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Why do these highly ranked senior players never enter a national medal tally?

This official list of senior badminton players in India ranks, under Women's Singles, Saina Nehwal as rank 20 and PV Sindhu as 30. As such, there are already 20 players above Saina Nehwal. However, ...
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If Liverpool FC win the Champions League does that mean Coutinho wins it as well or if FC Barcelona win Champions league will Coutinho win it as well?

I mean anything is possible in football and I was reading an article about how Coutinho can help FCB in terms of attacking football etc. When I saw With Coutinho ineligible to play in Europe for ...
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What is written on the last ATP finals trophy?

I was wondering what do they write on these trophies, what material they are made of too. Couldn't find this in Internet.
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How are the Ballon d'Or scores determined?

The Ballon d'Or is presented by France Football and honours the male player deemed to have performed the best over the previous year. I've read that it is based on voting by football journalists but I ...
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After the revocation of an Olympic medal, do those who took lower places get upgraded?

Recently, there are numerous news about the Russian Olympic players being stripped of medals. There have been many similar cases in the past, too. Once a sportsperson gets stripped of their medal, do ...
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Pitchers winning consecutive Cy Young awards

How many pitchers have won back-to-back Cy Young awards?
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Is Franco Baresi a World Cup winner?

In 1982 Franco Baresi took part of the Italian national team, but he had 0 appearances in that World Cup. Is he officially a World Cup winner? In some of his interviews he said "I only lost the World ...
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Most Trophies won by a Player in T20 leagues

There are so many T20 leagues played all over the World. Many T20 specialist Players like Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Russel, Thisara Perera, etc play almost many of them. Which player has a record of ...
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Does any competition currently give solid gold medals to winners?

I read from some sources that the dream of every sportsman, the Olympic Gold Medal, is not 100% pure gold. (Olympic Gold medals are required to be made from at least 92.5% silver, and must contain a ...
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Is there a Sixth Man of the Year Award equivalent in other sports?

The Sixth Man of the Year is an award in the US NBA, to the player performing best for their team coming into play as a substitute. Players are eligible if they play in more games as a substitute than ...
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Has there been a NBA Most Improved Player or Sixth Man of the Year Award winner to have won MVP Honors?

I wanted to know if there has been any NBA player to win the MVP after being awarded either the Most Improved Player or the Sixth Man of the Year in their careers. Also, if there isn't any, has there ...
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How are the disability definitions scored in the Paralympics

There seem to be a wide range of categories in the Paralympics, all with different tariffs for difficulty, but how are these actually balanced? For example, one of the simplest groups is Kayaking, ...
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Olympics medal table by country revoked for cheating

It is normal for Olympic competitions to have a medal table: a list of the countries in the order of golds, silvers, then bronzes. Does such a table by country exist for medals which were won and ...
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Why is a bronze medal not awarded when two silvers are awarded in the Olympic Games?

I'm curios why a bronze medal is not awarded in 100m butterfly swimming Rio 2016 award ceremony. Michael Phelps and two other swimmers got silvers but no bronze was awarded. So I assume If ...
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Does a football player receive gold medal for UEFA Super cup win, and is he considered to be a winner, if not part of the match squad?

Does Cristiano Ronaldo receive gold medal for UEFA Super cup 2016 and is he considered to be a winner, if not part of the match squad?
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What is half of a medal?

I see on http://www.nbcolympics.com/medals : Why is there 0.5 of a medal?
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Why are two bronze medals awarded in judo at the Olympics?

As you can see in the below for judo competitions, the losers of both semi-finals both receive the medal. This is notably unusual for an Olympic competition. Why do both contestants get the same ...
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Is there a "player of the year" award for international basketball?

The international governing bodies of some sports give an official "best player of the world" award. For example, FIFA (association football): FIFA Ballon d'Or FIH (field hockey): FIH Player Of The ...
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Athletes who have won Olympic medals under the olympic flag

With the Russian Track and Field team recently banned from the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics, I'm wondering if any athlete has ever won medals, gold on particular, under the Olympic flag in the Winter ...
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Who is the football player who won the most official international titles?

Who is the football player who won the most number of international titles? "International" means FIFA/UEFA/CONMEBOL etc. level major club tournaments, like: UEFA Champions league UEFA Europa League ...
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Was there a golden ball award for the World cup prior 1978?

Many sources (such as RSSSF ) lists the golden ball from the World cup to be awarded first time in 1978 or 1982. However others (such as http://www.topendsports.com/events/worldcupsoccer/golden-ball....
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Do Stanley Cup Champions get a replica of the cup?

In most sports the champions of a cup get to keep it. For example NFL champions keep the Lombardi Trophy. However, the Stanley Cup is unique and NHL champions don't get to keep it forever. But do they ...
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Have two generations of one family ever won a medal at the same Olympics?

Nino Salukvadze and her son Tsotne Machavariani have both qualified for Rio 2016 Olympic games. Has it ever happened in the past that two generations of the same family have won a medal in the same ...
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MLB awards for players who played in both leagues in one season

Many of Major League Baseball's annual player awards are awarded to two players, one each in the American and National Leagues. (For instance, MVP, Cy Young, Silver Slugger, Rookie of the Year, etc.) ...
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Why do all "combat" sports always award championship belts (vs. other physical objects)?

Most organized sports award some kind of recognition to the top athlete or team within the sport over some time period. The form these awards take varies from sport to sport. Amateur sports tend to ...
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Are there currently any clubs that have more European titles than domestic titles (excluding minor domestic titles)?

In the years between its victories in the 1993 European Supercup and the 2001-02 Coppa Italia, the club formerly known as Parma A.C. had the rare distinction of having more European titles than ...
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