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London 2012: Korean flag mix-up

By DH Vancouver Staff, DH Vancouver Staff, DH Vancouver Staff Jul 25, 2012 1:01 pm

At a soccer match-up between Colombia versus North Korea, Olympic organizers made a mistake by using the South Korean flag for North Korea

Looking above , you may not think there to anything with the image shown.

Until you realize that the woman shown is from North Korea and is being represented by the South Korean flag.

The incident occurred at one of the opening group matches at the London Olympics where Colombia was set to kick off against the North Korean side.

Outraged by the mistake, the North Koreans refused to begin the match, delaying the game by an hour.

You have to feel for the poor soul who made the mistake as clearly South Korea and North Korea’s flags are so similar.

DH Vancouver Staff
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