In the London Olympics men’s 200 meters freestyle final, China’s Sun Yang tied South Korea’s Park Tae-hwan for silver at 1:44:93. France’s Yannick Agnel took gold with 1:43:14 and United States’ Ryan Lochte was fourth. Lodon Olympics Games are very exciting, but the amusing incidents of the Organizing Committee are endless. In the award ceremony of the men’s 200 meters freestyle, Organizing Committee again made a serious mistake. China’s Sun Yang and South Korea’s Park Tae-hwan are tied for second, but the flag of South Korea was placed on top of the flag of China. According to international practice, if tied, flags of both countries should be raised side by side, rather than one on top of another.
The correct placement for tying:
Many Chinese netizens were dissatisfied with how the flags were raised at the medal ceremony. “Olympics’ flag raising led to public outcry” is now one of the most discussed topics on Weibo. #奥运升旗方式引众怒# with thousands of comments like these…
“They should apologize to China”
“Why doesn’t China’s Olympic Committee complaint?”
“This is bullying China on purpose.”
“Why not putting South Korea’s flag on the bottom?”
“This is disrespecting China.”