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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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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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Who gets Super Bowl rings?

When a team wins the Super Bowl, there are a lot of players and organizational members that helped in the process. For each team playing this year, there are multiple players on injured reserve that ...
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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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Rules for Orange and Purple Caps in IPL

In IPL, Orange and Purple caps are awarded to the highest run scorer and highest wicket taker. I have three questions on this topic. If more than one player has equal stats (highest runs or wickets),...
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Who pays for the travel for Heisman trophy nominees?

When a player is nominated to receive the Heisman Trophy, he and sometimes his family appears at the trophy presentation. Who pays for this travel?
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Man of the Match award for two players

Is it possible to give player of the match award to more than one player, when the stats and performances of more than one player (from the same team) equals the same? If yes, any history for the ...
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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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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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Gold, silver, and bronze medal sweep in Winter Olympics by a single country?

I am proud to see that the Dutch athletes have now obtained Gold, Silver and Bronze for one event, and that even twice. When trying to figure out whether this happened before, I found several ...
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The difference between top goalscorer and golden boot winner

My bookmaker has prices for the golden boot winner and the top tournament goal scorer in the World Cup. What is the difference between the two 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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NBA MVP, Finals MVP and Champion

So LeBron just won the title, the NBA MVP and NBA Finals MVP. Who else has done that? Also, I know that generally the NBA Finals MVP belongs to the team that won the title, but I believe there was an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How many championship rings does Troy Aikman have?

As I was watching Green Bay beat up on Carolina today, I saw a Papa John's Pizza ad featuring Troy Aikman. During the commercial, they show a closeup on his hand, bejeweled with his championship ...
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Why did Fernando Torres win the Golden Boot at Euro 2012?

Euro 2012 has now ended. Why has Fernando Torres won the golden boot when the following players also had 3 goals? Mario Gomez (Germany) Alan Dzagoyev (Russia) Mario Mandzukic (Croatia) Mario ...
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Has there been an NBA player who won triple MVP in one season?

Has there been an NBA player who won the all 3 NBA MVP awards? this includes Regular Season MVP, Finals MVP and All-Star MVP award in the same season?
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Highest award for sports in worldwide

Which is the highest award for sports in worldwide? Is there anything for separate sports (like Cricket)? Or anything like worldwide award?
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What medal did the referee in the FIFA world cup get?

The referee, Nicola Rizzoli, seemed to have received a medal in yesterday's finale. What kind of medal is this?
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Man of the series award for two players

I read a post about sharing the man of the match award between two players. Is there any instance happened in cricket history that the player of the series award got shared? If yes, please provide ...
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In the London 2012 Olympic Football, what players will receive medals?

When the football teams that finish in the medal ranking positions (winners, runners up, and 3rd place playoff winners) are awarded the medals, which players will receive medals? Will it be all squad ...
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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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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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Man of the series award for two players from same team

From this post, it's clear that more than one player can get the player of the series award in cricket. From this post, it's clear that more than one player can get the player of the match award that ...
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What is fair play prize at Giro d'Italia?

I've read that at Giro there is a Fair play prize. It is one of the minor classifications. It is mentioned, for example, in the Wikipedia article on this year's Giro. However, not much details are ...
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How does FIFA shortlist the final 23 players for Ballon d'OR?

On what basis does FIFA select the 23 player shortlist for Ballon d'OR? Like what kind of attributes they consider
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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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What is Fair Play Award?

Fair Play awards are given every year in IPL. Generally, What is Fair Play award? Other than Cricket, in which sport is this award given? In Cricket, Is this award given in any other tournament ...
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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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Declaring Man of The Match and Man of the Series/Tournament Award

Who holds the decision to declare Man of the Match/Man of the Series/ Tournament award? Some sources say that it is decided by commentators and former cricket players. How the Man of the match ...
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On what basis is the Man of The Match award given in Football and who decides that?

On what basis Man of The Match in Football is given and who decides that? For example: In 2014 world cup in Spain vs Australia David Villa, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata each scored a goal but ...
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What is MVP award in IPL?

What is MVP award in IPL? How is it calculated? I see the list of award leaders from here. But I can't understand how is it calculated?
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Pitchers as MVP

Many argued, especially after Clayton Kershaw's amazing run this year that got him the NL MVP award, that pitchers should not be eligible for the MVP award as they don't even play most of the games. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the differences between the Wooden Award and the Naismith Award?

College basketball has two primary "player of the year" awards: the Wooden Award and the Naismith Award. The Wooden Award is "presented annually to the outstanding collegiate basketball Player of the ...
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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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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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Who was the man of the series for the India vs New Zealand test match series 2014?

I want to know who got the man of the series award for the India vs New Zealand test match series 2014. I can't find that in cricinfo.
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