Look at Switzerland, they practically 'import' the entire team for Ryder's Cup and won it with much hooha from New Zealand, whom ex-captain was in the Swiss Team. Are the Swiss proud and happy of their achievement? Does that feel good rubs off on their people and simulate demand for the people to go sailing? It sure did!
I don't know, but it appears to be that the world is getting smaller everyday as technology progresses and this whole concept of what a nation is and what it means to be a citizen of a country and even a citizen of the world is changing rapidly so I believe that it is time to put those outmoded nationalist ideals to rest.