Independent Saarland getting a singke Olympics, that's an amazing detail
They also had a team in the 1954 World Cup qualifiers, losing out to West Germany in European Group 1, and beating Norway in Oslo
It does seem like there's little relationship between how intense the political tensions are and the Olympic policy - the unified Korean team is one of those things that stereotypically wouldn't make sense to an observer from an ATL.Had no idea that the Germanies played for the first two decades of the Cold War as a unified team in the Olympics.
The Soviet Union also had their own internal version (called the Spartakiad) between the wars.Had no idea that the Germanies played for the first two decades of the Cold War as a unified team in the Olympics.
The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long.
The Games of the New Emerging Forces, despite sounding like an organisation that would put Captain Kirk in gladiatorial combat, seems a resurrection of the People's Olympiad idea. As I said when that came up in a prior article, it's interesting to consider an Anti-Olympics taking hold as the main method by which to boycott the Olympics, especially for the likes of the OTL 1980 and 1984 boycotts.