This is not a good start to things. Olympic organizers in London apologized on Wednesday for mistakenly displaying the South Korean flag on a jumbo screen during a North Korean soccer match that day. During the introductions, a North Korean player was introduced with shot of the South Korean flag—North Korea’s enemy—and then the players refused to take the field for nearly an hour. Olympic officials apologized and insisted “steps will be taken to ensure this doesn’t happen again.” But the statement included another gaffe: the Olympic committee referred to the country as North Korea, rather than its official name of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
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