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4th Jul '16 12:26:19 PM StarSword
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* ''Film/{{Miracle}}'', which is {{based on|ATrueStory}} the US trying to defeat the Soviet Union at Olympic ice hockey in 1980.
2nd Jul '16 12:38:36 PM StarSword
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* Played for laughs in ''[[Literature/EarthCentAmbassador Alien Night on Union Station]]'' when the human characters realize that several alien cultures have taken the SeriousBusiness of a hot new virtual reality {{MMORPG}} (something like ''VideoGame/EliteDangerous'' on steroids) to the point where they think the Earth government is trying to use the game as a way to get around the Stryx ban on interstellar warfare. (They aren't, it really is just a video game to the humans.)

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* Played for laughs in ''[[Literature/EarthCentAmbassador Alien Night on Union Station]]'' when the human characters realize that several alien cultures have taken the SeriousBusiness of a hot new virtual reality {{MMORPG}} (something like ''VideoGame/EliteDangerous'' on steroids) to the point where they think the Earth government is trying to use the game as a way to get around the Stryx ban on interstellar warfare. This is partly because [=EarthCent=] Ambassador Kelly [=Frank-McAllister=] is the stepmother of one of the top human guild leaders. (They aren't, it really is just a video game to the humans.humans and Kelly is astounded when she realizes the problem.)
2nd Jul '16 7:17:46 AM StarSword
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* Played for laughs in ''[[Literature/EarthCentAmbassador Alien Night on Union Station]]'' when the human characters realize that several alien cultures have taken the SeriousBusiness of a hot new virtual reality {{MMORPG}} (something like ''VideoGame/EliteDangerous'' on steroids) to the point where they think the Earth government is trying to use the game as a way to get around the Stryx ban on interstellar warfare. (They aren't, it really is just a video game to the humans.)
11th Jun '16 5:02:28 PM DarkHunter
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* ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'' is basically summed up with this trope, plus with earth as the battlefield and the rest of the population in space, the winner would literally be the strongest, and only, person on Earth.
** In fact the Gundam Fight was created to provide a (comparatively) peaceful alternative to war. The country whose representative wins the fight gets to rule over all the colonies for the next four years.

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* ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'' is basically summed up with this trope, plus with earth as the battlefield and the rest most of the population in space, the winner would literally be the strongest, and only, person on Earth.
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Earth. In fact the Gundam Fight was created to provide a (comparatively) peaceful alternative to war. The country whose representative wins the fight gets to rule over all the colonies for the next four years.
31st May '16 8:28:11 AM Doug86
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* Downplayed considerably in ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'', in which the national teams are [[FriendlyEnemy more amiable]] toward one another then [[OpposingSportsTeam might be expected]]. Probably TruthInTelevision, as PatrioticFervour was ''very unfashionable indeed'' for many years after after WorldWarOne.

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* Downplayed considerably in ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'', in which the national teams are [[FriendlyEnemy more amiable]] toward one another then [[OpposingSportsTeam might be expected]]. Probably TruthInTelevision, as PatrioticFervour was ''very unfashionable indeed'' for many years after after WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
27th May '16 5:30:58 PM Dravencour
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[[caption-width-right:350:Rocky and Ivan resolve the UsefulNotes/ColdWar [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen like gentlemen.]] Well, almost.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Rocky Balboa and Ivan Drago resolve the UsefulNotes/ColdWar [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen like gentlemen.]] Well, almost.]]
27th May '16 9:00:52 AM Willbyr
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* ''HajimeNoIppo'': The match of Takamura against Bryan Hawk for the world title. It takes place in a Japanese boxing hall, so basically the entire audience is rooting for Takamura. It helps that Bryan Hawk is blatantly racist against the "weak" Japanese.
* The World Youth Cup arc in ''{{Eyeshield 21}}''.

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* ''HajimeNoIppo'': ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'': The match of Takamura against Bryan Hawk for the world title. It takes place in a Japanese boxing hall, so basically the entire audience is rooting for Takamura. It helps that Bryan Hawk is blatantly racist against the "weak" Japanese.
* The World Youth Cup arc in ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''.



* The world tournament series of the anime ''{{Medabots}}'' contains a truly stunning amount of cultural clichés (to be fair Team Japan don't get off lightly either) but the worst by far were Team France, who all sported twirly moustaches, spoke in exaggerated French accents and crept around in black cloaks lying and cheating their way to victory. This was so blatant it might possibly be considered a parody of the trope.

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* The world tournament series of the anime ''{{Medabots}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'' contains a truly stunning amount of cultural clichés (to be fair Team Japan don't get off lightly either) but the worst by far were Team France, who all sported twirly moustaches, spoke in exaggerated French accents and crept around in black cloaks lying and cheating their way to victory. This was so blatant it might possibly be considered a parody of the trope.
23rd May '16 10:07:24 AM Macecurb
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* UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace - relatively non-violent, and used repurposed military technology. Accusations of cheating were surprisingly few. Culminated in he [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo%E2%80%93Soyuz_Test_Project Apollo-Soyuz joint flight]].

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* UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace - relatively non-violent, and used repurposed military technology. Accusations of cheating were surprisingly few. Culminated in he [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo%E2%80%93Soyuz_Test_Project org/wiki/Apollo-Soyuz_Test_Project Apollo-Soyuz joint flight]].
19th May '16 9:18:30 PM scaredinmate#94
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** Might serve as something of a TakeThat at the American tendency to describe the American Champion as the World Champion, since his JerkAss brother is the "World" (ie. American) Champion and declares his intention to go to Taiwan(!) as the Thais invented the sport. Following the Champ's humiliation, his humbler (Belgian!) brother learns how the Thais fight and (Spoiler!) avenges him.
6th Mar '16 4:04:24 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Ayako Hamada is Mexican, but since she's the daughter of a legendary Japanese wrestler, the LLF card read Mexico vs Japon when she brought Emi Tojo from J'd to serve as [[TagTeam her partner]] against Polly Star and Princesa Sugey.

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* Ayako Hamada is Mexican, but since she's the daughter of a legendary Japanese wrestler, the LLF card read Mexico vs Japon when she brought Emi Tojo from J'd Jd' to serve as [[TagTeam her partner]] against Polly Star and Princesa Sugey.
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