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S. Korea to start food service for own Olympic athletes

Seoul, July 17 (Jiji Press)–South Korea will start a full-fledged food service for its own athletes and others from a hotel near the Olympic Village in Tokyo on Sunday, according to a report by the country’s Yonhap news agency.

 

Some 420 meals per day will be delivered from the hotel to South Korean athletes and others in Olympic venues and training fields, the report said.

 

The move reflects concerns that meals containing ingredients from the northeastern Japan prefecture of Fukushima, home to the disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station, may be served in the Olympic Village.

 

From South Korea, 14 cooks, as well as nutritionists and others, have arrived in Japan, bringing foodstuffs including Korean pickles. They plan to conduct radiation checks on foodstuffs procured in Japan, according to the report.

 

In the Olympic Village, meanwhile, the South Korean team displayed a banner associated with a historical figure who fought against a Japanese invasion.

 

The South Korean team has agreed to remove the banner, following the International Olympic Committee’s complaint that the banner violated the Olympic Charter’s Rule 50, which bans political, religious or racial advertising in the Games.

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