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HKSAR Government strongly deplores mistake made when national anthem is played at Ice Hockey World Championship
     The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government strongly deplores the mistake made when incorrect music was played as the National Anthem after the Hong Kong versus Iran match in the Ice Hockey World Championship held in Bosnia yesterday (February 28).

     According to the video of the match, the Hong Kong athletes had followed the guidelines issued by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) and lodged a protest immediately, and as a result, the organiser made correction at once. The HKSAR Government recognises the action taken by the Hong Kong athletes on the spot which upheld national dignity.

     The HKSAR Government attaches great importance to the incident and has requested the SF&OC to conduct an in-depth investigation, including whether the relevant national sports association had, as stipulated in the guidelines, checked on site with the event organiser to ensure that the National Anthem to be played was correct. The HKSAR Government also urges the SF&OC to submit a report as soon as possible, and follow up on the incident in a serious manner.
Ends/Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Issued at HKT 12:52
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