Recent examples of sports in global politics?

What are some recent examples of sports playing a major role in world politics (aka, non-US politics) post-9/11? All I can think of off the top of my head are perhaps the 2012 Olympics (with Romney criticizing the Brits about their security) and the upcoming 2016 Olympics in Brazil (marking Brazil's economic... show more What are some recent examples of sports playing a major role in world politics (aka, non-US politics) post-9/11? All I can think of off the top of my head are perhaps the 2012 Olympics (with Romney criticizing the Brits about their security) and the upcoming 2016 Olympics in Brazil (marking Brazil's economic rise). Those are both pretty lame examples, so do you have any suggestions? Thanks.
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