Pizza for Italy and Dracula for Romania. South Korean broadcaster apologizes for its Olympic ‘inexcusable mistake’

CNN | Jul 25, 2021 at 12:54 PM
  • Seoul, South Korea (CNN)The Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony is a gratuitously enjoyable affair.
  • The broadcaster’s gaffe led to a deluge of online criticism, with one South Korean Twitter user writing: “MBC wow, how would it be if South Korea was introduced as the country of Sewol ferry disaster?”
  • China’s Consulate General in New York has criticized the American network NBC for using “an incomplete map of China” when broadcasting the Chinese delegation’s entry at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony.