North Korea incident overshadows action
26 July 2012, 08:53
A major diplomatic incident marred the first day of competition at
the London Olympics on Wednesday when the North Korea women's soccer
team walked off after the South Korea flag was mistakenly displayed
before their match against Colombia.
The error occurred at Glasgow's Hampden Park Stadium which was hosting
one of the day's six matches kicking off the women's tournament and led
to a delay of more than an hour before the game eventually started with
the Koreans winning 2-0.
In the day's other matches, reigning Olympic champions the United
States, bidding for a third successive gold, came from behind to beat
France 4-2, world champions Japan defeated Canada 2-1 and hosts Britain
overcame New Zealand 1-0.
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