Soccer match of women teams of North Korea and Colombia in the Olympics turned into a scandal: the organizers mixed up the flag of North Korea with flag of South Korea, according to Reuters. Images of athletes before the match at the stadium of Glasgow were shown on the big screen in the background of the flag of South Korea, and the team left the stadium.
As a result, the match took place an hour later – at 20:45 local time. North Korean footballers won 2-0, and Olympic organizers apologized DPRK delegation. “Measures will be taken to this does not happen again,” – said in a statement the organizers.
Previously, the first vice-speaker of the Duma, the President of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov said that the Organizing Committee of Olympic Games in London refused accreditation to President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. The organizing committee denies this.
USA track and field women’s team prepares for the Olympic Games, reading books about losers, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Athletes have organized their own book club in the library of the Olympic village and mostly reading and discussing a novel “Love Story” by Nicole Krauss, well-known writer. “I thought it was funny that all athletes have the time to read anything, and besides they are so focused on winning, and read about heroes, mostly fail, – said the author of the book. – My books are full of those characters, you might call failures. These people have lost a lot, they are unknown”. “Love Story” became an international bestseller soon after its release in 2005.”We have heard good reviews about the book already – said one of the founders of the club, Lauryn Williams. – In our group there are even men, so called “Love Story” you already know that everything will be fine. ” The first meeting of the club visited the 15 athletes. It is expected that in the coming days, their numbers will increase.