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Organizers play wrong anthem for gold medal winning Chinese athlete

Posted by jtsmyth8 on March 11, 2008

China’s Liu Xiang received the gold medal for the 60 meter hurdles on two occasions Sunday after a mix-up over the national anthem.

A bemused Liu was the model of stoicism in the initial ceremony as organizers inadvertently played Chile’s national anthem instead of the Chinese.

But he then shook his head as he explained to fellow medalists Allen Johnson and Evgeniy Borisov and organizers what had happened.

An altogether happier Liu took to the podium for a second time 10 minutes later to pick up his gold once again, on this occasion accompanied by the correct anthem. (link)

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One Response to “Organizers play wrong anthem for gold medal winning Chinese athlete”

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