Labels

DPRK (32) China (17) Myanmar (13) Libya (10) USA (7) Kim Jong Il (6) Shan State (5) UN (5) Gaddafi (3) Thailand (3) Japan (2) Kim Jong Un (2) military (2) Bosnia (1) Cambodia (1) Iran (1) Kim Han Sol (1) Kim Il-Sung (1) Kim Jong Nam (1) Macau (1) Ri Yong-ho (1) Russia (1) Vietnam (1) religious freedom (1)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

South's Flag on Display for North Korea's Soccer Team in London

A very unpleasant incident has shaken the London Olympics, even before its official start. The organizers mistakenly displayed the South Korea’s flag on a screen instead of North Korea's before a women's soccer match, prompting the team to walk off the pitch.

The blatant mistake occurred during player introductions before the DPRK's match against Colombia. A North Korean player was displayed along with the South Korean flag when the teams were already on the pitch.

The match was delayed for more than an hour, as the North Korean side had gone into their dressing room. Only after organizers apologized for the error did the action resume.

“We were angry because our players were introduced as if they were from South Korea, which may affect us very greatly as you might know,” coach Sin Ui-gun said through an interpreter after having won the game 2-0.

“If this matter couldn't have been resolved, then I thought going on would be nonsense,” he added.

“We will apologize to the team and the National Olympic Committee and steps will be taken to ensure this does not happen again.” - was the official comment from the Organising Committee.

The North Korean players refused to speak to reporters after the game.

8 comments:

  1. I’m impressed, I need to say. Actually not often
    do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me inform you, you
    could have hit the nail on the head. Your thought is
    excellent; the difficulty is one thing that not sufficient persons are speaking intelligently about.

    I'm very glad that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.
    My page > mac Cosmetics employment

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your means of telling everything in this piece of writing is genuinely nice, all can easily
    be aware of it, Thanks a lot.
    My website ; ugg

    ReplyDelete
  3. I wanted to thank you for this good read!! I definitely loved every bit of
    it. I've got you book marked to look at new things you post…
    Also visit my page Tiffany And Co

    ReplyDelete
  4. Excellent way of explaining, and fastidious post to obtain
    facts about my presentation subject matter, which
    i am going to deliver in university.

    Also visit my blog; レイバンサングラス

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi! I realize this is sort of off-topic but I had to ask.
    Does building a well-established website like yours
    require a massive amount work? I'm brand new to running a blog but I do write in my journal on a daily basis. I'd like to start a blog so I
    can easily share my personal experience and thoughts online.
    Please let me know if you have any recommendations or tips for new aspiring bloggers.
    Appreciate it!

    Look at my web page :: http://www.pixgym.com/userinfo.php?uid=12024

    ReplyDelete
  6. I all the time used to read post in news papers but now as
    I am a user of net so from now I am using net
    for posts, thanks to web.

    my blog - エアジョーダン

    ReplyDelete
  7. 彼らシープスキンレイアウトは作ったにあなたを提供熱また撃退水分で滑りから喜びを与えるあなたつま先はバーゲンと生産的履物!ルイヴィトン バッグ 後 に成長した 有名な は 惑星 の返還。 フィート 回す ために無理解あなた 好み の これらのタイプの 機能 ペア。

    Stop by my weblog こちらは最高級のルイヴィトン正規店!日本全国送料無料キャンペーン中。伝統的かつ 洗練されたデザインと高品質を兼ね備えた人気なルイヴィトン バッグ

    ReplyDelete
  8. hello there and ωe appreciаte youг
    information - We havе сeгtаinly grabbеd anуthing new from іn this casе.
    I diԁ ѕo having said that exρeгtiѕe a number of tесhniсal issuеs using
    thіs site, as I dealt with to reloаd
    the sіte lοts of inѕtancеѕ before
    We're able to do it to load properly. I became pondering should your primary website hosting is fine? Less than I will be protesting and complaining, but slow launching instances times will often affect your location on the internet and can harm your current excellent score if advertising and promoting with Ppc. Anyway I'm adding this RSS to my email - tуreealbers@gmx.

    de and can be cautіous about a greаt
    deal really your respective intriguing content. Be suге
    that you reѵise it might quickly..

    My wеblog victorian home plans wrap around porch

    ReplyDelete

Feel free to leave a comment.