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Various members of the British Royal Family have won high level showjumping medals: Princess Anne, the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, won various titles including the 1971 European Eventing Championship. Mark Phillips, Anne's (now ex-)husband, won an Olympic gold medal in 1972 (before he was married to Anne) and a silver in 1988. Phillips also won a number ...


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William Grenfell competed in the 1906 Intercalated Games in team épée. He was a UK MP until December 1905 until raised to the peerage and was - if I understand how the House of Lords worked in the early 20th century - therefore a member of the House of Lords at the time.


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Vatican City has both a national football and cricket team. However, as neither are members of the appropriate international governing body (FIFA and the ICC respectively) they don't compete in any form of regular competition, but instead play friendlies against other teams.


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Russian wrestler Alexander Karelin won the World Wresting Championship in 1999 and a silver Olympic medal in 2000, while serving as a deputy to the State Duma (an MP).


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Ukrainian Zhan Beleniuk has been a parliamentary deputy (equivalent to MP) since 2019, and has competed at the Olympics in Greco-Roman wrestling, winning silver in 2016 and gold in 2020. (Borderline on the timing criteria, since it was only in 2020 that he was both a medallist and politician simultaneously, although he had been both individually before 2020....


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In order for a country to send a team to the Olympics, the country needs a National Olympic Committee (NOC) that is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). There are over 200 recognized NOCs, and Wikipedia has a list of all the recognized NOCs, sorted by the date the NOCs formed. Under the current IOC rules, which were changed in 1996, ...


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Chapter 5, Part II of the Olympic Charter covers the rules regarding participation in the Olympic Games. The actual details of the requirements for qualifying for the Olympics varies by sport, but the Charter discusses the general procedure. Each country in the Olympics has their own National Olympic Committee (NOC) that is responsible for assembling the ...


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I'm not sure about whether kings and royals count as politicians for the scope of the question, but several royals took part in the Olympics and some of them got a medal. The outstanding examples are: King Olaf V of Norway, who won a gold medal sailing in the 1928 Olympic Games, when he was still the heir to the throne. King Constantine II of Greece, also ...


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In sailing, John Gretton (later 1st Baron Gretton) won two gold medals at the 1900 Olympic Games. Gretton served as an MP for various constituencies in the UK from 1895 until 1943 - source


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I think the most famoust example is Governor Schwarzenegger winning multiple Mr. Olympia. Manny Pacquiao is a sitting senator of the Philippines and was a champion in multiple categories in boxing


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Yes, participants in wheelchair fencing in the Paralympic Games need to be disabled. The Paralympic Movement provides sport for people with disabilities. They list ten eligible impairment types, and in order for an athlete to compete, he or she must have a primary impairment that belongs to one of these impairment types. Each sport in the Paralympics has ...


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It appears that you don't have to declare your intentions to enter the draft. There are certain stipulations in regards to eligibility, though. For example, you can be drafted when you graduate high-school, but if you enter a four-year college, you won't be eligible until your junior year (or any year if you attend a two-year university or are 21+)(1). ...


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There is no eligibility to play for a team. Any player can play in CLT20 if he is contracted by owner of the team. And playing XI is decided by captain and coach. At start of any league every team has to submit their final list of players. And only these player can play through out league. In between league, team can not change or swap player without any ...


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Motorsports are not currently part of the Olympics, although there is no rule banning them. In fact, in the 1900 Olympics in Paris, automobile, motorcycle, and motorboat racing were demonstration events, and in the 1908 Games in London, there were three motorboat racing events as an official part of the games. However, there haven't been any motorsports in ...


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Bottom line is that the league which pays the most (by a significant margin) is the Indian Premier League. If you think that T20 cricket is the "most important" form of cricket, then the IPL is where you want to be. For 50 over cricket, the most important tournament is the World Cup, closely followed by the Champions Trophy. For Test cricket, there is no ...


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The Baseball Hall of Fame inductees are voted on by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA). Once a person has been an active member for 10 years, they are eligible for the Hall of Fame vote. They can continue to be eligible to vote even after they are no longer an active member if they achieve honorary lifetime member status, which ...


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The player eligibility rules, while not set in stone, are based on avoiding any contractual conflicts between various parties connected to the CLT20. All participating players, nearly irrespective of their club, typically have to submit a NOC(No-Objection Certificate) from their home cricket board. This certificate grants the CLT20 to utilize the services ...


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The Zimbabwean born princess of Monaco, Charlene was also an Olympic swimmer for South Africa. She and her team came 5th in a relay event at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.


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The NFL requires that three years pass between a player graduating from high school and declaring for the draft. While this can include a 'Redshirt' year in which a player does not play in competitive games but practices with a college team, so often players are draft eligible by their 'sophomore' year. You can read up on the rules in full here, however the ...


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To add on Ben Miller's answer, which is absolutely correct, the website Deadspin actually legally bought out one BBWAA member to claim the member's vote as Deadspin's vote. This member's name has not been released publicly yet. What will happen is that Deadspin will turn the vote over to the Deadspin readers who will then, as a mass, vote on who they want ...


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Where as I thought it only depends on your fitness as well as your performance now a days. I think there is no particular parameter such as Have you played any match before or not for your team? Or What's your contract fees etc.


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