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David Cameron Joins Scramble to Placate North Korea After Flag Fiasco
guardian.co.uk ^ | 26 July 2012 | Esther Addley

Posted on 07/26/2012 4:44:56 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

On Thursday David Cameron joined IOC president Jacques Rogge and Locog's chief executive in a scramble to placate North Korea after the country's women's football team stormed off the pitch before their opening match when screens wrongly showed the South Korean flag.

The team's fixture against Colombia, only the second event of the Olympics, was delayed by more than an hour as organisers made frantic edits to the offending introductory video, shown on large screens at Hampden Park in Glasgow, and offered grovelling apologies to the notoriously touchy nation.

North Korea's IOC representative suggested that protocol officials should meet with team leaders before each medal ceremony to "check this is your flag or this is your national anthem".

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Not ready.
1 posted on 07/26/2012 4:45:01 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Bwaha, what was he saying (so indignantly) about being ready?


2 posted on 07/26/2012 4:46:47 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: BarnacleCenturion; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie
Funny, when we had an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere... we managed to get all the flags matched up with the right countries.
3 posted on 07/26/2012 4:56:25 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

ROFWL - as a friend and admirer of South Korea (G-d can really be funny sometimes!!!)


4 posted on 07/26/2012 5:00:10 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: BarnacleCenturion

wow. You know, you would think they’d at least Google which country has which flag. I guess thats above their pay grade.

Pretty funny how they grovel to the tyrannies and give the middle finger to the US.


5 posted on 07/26/2012 5:09:37 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

But Cammooron thinks Mitt misspoke!

How funny.

“Oh yeah, we be readi for da games, scru yu Mitt.”


6 posted on 07/26/2012 5:13:00 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope they don't like it.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

I anticipate many more major foul ups before this one is in the books. Unfortunately, that also includes terrorism. I don’t think the British government has the will to properly “watch” over its large radical Muslim population.


7 posted on 07/26/2012 5:50:49 PM PDT by 1scrappymom
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To: BarnacleCenturion

A good excuse for the Norks to declare war on Britain.


8 posted on 07/26/2012 6:05:45 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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