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Has any high official (politician) won any medal in an important competition while holding office?

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 ...
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Has any high official (politician) won any medal in an important competition while holding office?

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 ...
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Has any high official (politician) won any medal in an important competition while holding office?

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 ...
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Has any high official (politician) won any medal in an important competition while holding office?

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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Has any high official (politician) won any medal in an important competition while holding office?

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: ...
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Has any high official (politician) won any medal in an important competition while holding office?

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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Precedents for Excluding Athletes from Sport Based on Nationality

The major precedent for this would be apartheid-era South Africa. From 1964 until the end of apartheid, South Africa was excluded from the Olympic Games due to its refusal to field an integrated team. ...
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Has any high official (politician) won any medal in an important competition while holding office?

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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What are the premier Cricket competitions and leagues in the world?

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 ...
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Why didn't they change the poster for 1950 FIFA World Cup?

The FIFA World Cup Tournament poster is unique. There's only one for each edition. Once it's picked, it becomes the official image of the tournament. It can be designed (and picked) before or after ...
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Precedents for Excluding Athletes from Sport Based on Nationality

Actually looking at Yugoslavia was a good idea, but the year was wrong. Yugoslavia qualified for the football European Championship in 1992, but was disqualified only a few weeks before the ...
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Has any high official (politician) won any medal in an important competition while holding office?

British MP Edward Heath won Sydney-Hobart Yacht race while leader of the opposition and the Admirals Cup while Prime Minister.
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Has any high official (politician) won any medal in an important competition while holding office?

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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Has any high official (politician) won any medal in an important competition while holding office?

According to Wikipedia, the ancient Olympic Games count among their winners: Philip II of Macedon (father of Alexander the Great, on the latter's birthday no less) Tiberius Nero (However, English ...
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