[Asian Games] OCA Actually Supports Hoisting North Korea’s National Flag… “You Have to Get a Chance to Participate”
“The organizing committee is discussing the use of artificial intelligence with North Korea and WADA”… WADA continues to criticize.
After the opening of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, the issue of North Korea’s use of the national flag did not follow the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) policy is still a controversial issue,
the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), which organizes the Asian Games, actually supported North Korea’s situation.
Acting Chairman Randhir Singh
According to a report by Reuters on the 24th (local time), OCA Acting Chairman Randhir Singh said 온라인카지노
that the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee and North Korea are discussing the use of the artificial flag with World Anti-Doping Agency.
Acting Director Singh added, “OCA explained the situation to WADA,
North Korea explained the situation to WADA,” and “Currently, the North Korean flag is flying at the venue,
OCA will look at it and see what will happen in the next few days.”
However, Acting Director Singh said, “It is our opinion that everyone should participate in the competition and have the opportunity to participate,” and added,
“If there are special issues that have arisen during the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) pandemic, we must take that into account.”
WADA periodically dispatches inspectors to each country to conduct doping tests in order
to thoroughly monitor whether athletes around the world are taking drugs.
Therefore, it is currently unknown whether North Korean athletes
who skipped WADA’s regular inspections used drugs during the COVID-19 period, which lasted more than three years.
World Anti-Doping Agency
The IOC’s disciplinary action was lifted as soon as 2023 dawned.
For one reason or another, WADA was unable to seize the opportunity to conduct drug tests on North Korean athletes.
For this reason, WADA decided to ban the use of the national flag during the competition in North Korea,
which chose the Hangzhou Asian Games as its return to international comprehensive competitions for the first time in five years since the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games.
However, North Korea proudly waved the North Korean flag
during the Asian Games athletes’ village entrance ceremony on the 22nd and the athletes’ entrance at the opening ceremony on the 23rd.
The national flag was also flown all over the stadium without any restrictions.
In response to this, criticism was raised against the host country,
China, which is allied with North Korea, and the OCA for not accepting WADA’s sanctions.
WADA told Reuters that North Korea is still not complying with WADA’s regulations and that OCA has failed to discipline North Korea.
Athletes’ drug use is an evil act that most undermines the fairness of sports,
WADA’s influence in detecting violations of doping regulations in the international sports world is enormous.