Tokyo Olympics map modified after Ukrainian objects

Kiev-The International Olympic Committee has revised the map on the Tokyo Olympics website after Ukraine protested to include the border between Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Friday.

Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula on the Black Sea coast of Ukraine in 2014, causing western sanctions and criticism. Most countries consider Crimea to be part of Ukraine.

“They (International Olympic Committee) apologized for the mistake … the map has already been corrected,” Kreva said on Twitter.

By Pavel Polityuk