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FYROM Listed as Macedonia on Rio 2016 Official Olympics Website

rio 2016The Greek Olympic Committee is set to take action as the Rio 2016 Olympic website has made a serious blunder listing the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) as “Macedonia” on their official website.
This mistake was made even after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made it clear that the proper listing as recognized by the United Nations is FYROM.
None the less, the Brazilian Rio organizing committee went ahead and have used MKD on its website, and also refers to the FYROM as “Macedonia” in several articles about the athletes and different sporting event.
The blunder has not gone without notice as the Isidoros Kouvelos, the president of the Greek Olympic Committee has pledged to take action to rectify this error.
Greece and the FYROM have long had a naming dispute. The dispute is political regarding the use of the name Macedonia. Greece often cites historical and territorial concerns resulting from the ambiguity between the name the Republic of Macedonia and the FYROM.

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