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December 9, 2003

First-time hosts Vietnam offended the Philippines delegation members by playing the wrong national anthem during a medal ceremony an official said yesterday. The Philippines judo team won two golds and two bronze medals Sunday, when the wrong anthem was played. Philippines ambassador Victoriano Lecaros was among those in the crowd who began singing the real anthem a cappella along with the athletes, said Bong Pedralvez of the Philippines Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City.  “We didn't know (which one it was), but it surely wasn't ours,” he said of the song.

Posted by acapnews at December 9, 2003 11:19 PM

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