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IOC bans S. Korea athlete over celebration

Published By United Press International
LONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Olympic officials banned a member of South Korea's soccer team from the medal ceremony for making a public political statement on the field.

The International Olympic Committee said the unidentified player violated Olympic rules banning participants from making such statements.

The incident took place Friday after South Korea topped Japan 2-0 in the bronze medal match. The BBC said the player grabbed a banner from a fan proclaiming Korean sovereignty over an island chain that Japan also claims.
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