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26th Mar '17 1:18:58 PM nombretomado
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* The OdaNobunaga Tournament in ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' includes participants from all over the world, and Yaiba even fought a European Knight. However it ended up with only Japanese Finalists.

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* The OdaNobunaga UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga Tournament in ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' includes participants from all over the world, and Yaiba even fought a European Knight. However it ended up with only Japanese Finalists.
10th Mar '17 9:32:50 AM CosmicFerret
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** The EuropeanChampionship as well, especially when the Soviet Union played in the 1964 final against Spain.

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** The EuropeanChampionship UsefulNotes/EuropeanChampionship as well, especially when the Soviet Union played in the 1964 final against Spain.
24th Feb '17 2:07:02 PM Bissek
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Cliburn Van Cliburn]] was given a ticker-tape parade through New York after winning a piano competition in Moscow in 1958, the only time such an honor has been given to a classical musician.
21st Nov '16 10:08:27 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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* TheMightyDucks II has the Ducks becoming an international hockey team and playing every other nation, climaxing with Iceland. It's an egregious example of the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil when this is the plot of the sequel, and the original movie had an OpposingSportsTeam made of perfectly ordinary boys.
12th Aug '16 1:30:39 PM Willbyr
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* The OdaNobunaga Tournament in ''{{Yaiba}}'' includes participants from all over the world, and Yaiba even fought a European Knight. However it ended up with only Japanese Finalists.

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* The OdaNobunaga Tournament in ''{{Yaiba}}'' ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' includes participants from all over the world, and Yaiba even fought a European Knight. However it ended up with only Japanese Finalists.
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.
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