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Wrong music? Russian biathletes sing correct anthem alone


· 每日跟讀單元 Daily English

Russian biathletes decided to sing their national anthem without any instrumental accompaniment after organizers played an outdated version in an embarrassing medal ceremony at the biathlon world championships.


The ceremony was interrupted when it became clear that the old version of the anthem was being used to honor Russia’s victory in Saturday night’s 4x7.5-kilometer relay.


However, Alexey Volkov, Maxim Tsvetkov, Anton Babikov and Anton Shipulin didn’t wait for the correct version to be played and started singing their national anthem unaccompanied.


The incident came just one week after the United States Tennis Association had to apologize after a German national anthem used during the Nazi-era was accidentally played at a tennis tournament in Hawaii.


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