London Olympics organizers apologize to North Korea after flag blunder

first_imgThe organisers of 2012 London Olympic Games have issued a statement of apology after mistakenly using the national flag of South Korea for the North Korean team before an Olympics group match of women’s football. “Ahead of the women’s football match at Hampden Park on Wednesday, the Republic of Korea flag was shown on a big-screen video package instead of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea flag,” said the statement issued by the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games(LOCOG).”Clearly, that is a mistake. We will apologise to the team and the National Olympic Committee and steps will be taken to ensure this does not happen again.”last_img

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