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  • Republic (Score:3, Interesting)

    I'm a bit too tired to research it thoroughly, but I'm 99% sure that the Republic of Korea is South Korea. The former is their official name, the latter the colloquial one. I very much doubt that Japan or South Korea would have accepted co-organisation with North Korea, and that the US would have accepted to attend a competition co-organised by the Axis of Evil ;-)

    I didn't get to see the game, but the outcome is rather cool imho. Kudos on beating Portugal, it bothered quite a few of my portuguese f


    -- Robin Berjon []

    • by pudge (1) on 2002.06.10 17:52 (#9427) Homepage Journal
      I dunno, N. Korea and S. Korea joined forces for the last Summer Olympics. Regardless, ESPN said it was South Korea ... I dunno. Their team page doesn't say.

      It was a pretty good game, but I was significantly annoyed that the Korean goal-scorer mimed a speed skater after scoring, a reference to the South Korean speed skater who violated a rule in the Winter Olympics and was eliminated, losing the gold medal to American Apolo Anton Ohno. From the "your-skater-messed-up-let-it-go" dept.