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"Madam President, sport is surely the supreme example of a non-political, non-state activity, the ideal of a civil society. A sporting club or association exists for no higher purpose than to give mutual pleasure to its members and supporters. Nobody is forced to join, people stay only if they want to. So why do we need to have a sport policy? How have we got to the point where politicians need to get their hands on something that ought to lie outside the purview of government? Having a sport policy always struck me as a sign of an insecure dictatorship. It was the kind of thing that the Comecon states used to do in the Cold War, to treat sporting success as a symbol of national virility. Surely we in advanced democracies should hold ourselves to a higher standard."@en1
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