Borat song played instead of Kazakhstan anthem at medals ceremony
Image grab from a Kuwait broadcaster shows Maria Dmitrienko listening to the spoof Kazakhstan anthem.Kazakhstan's shooting team demanded an apology after a spoof national anthem from the comedy film Borat was played instead of the real one at a medal ceremony in Kuwait, the BBC reported on Friday.
The team's coach told Kazakh media the organisers of the Kuwait tournament had downloaded the parody from the internet by mistake and had also got the Serbian national anthem wrong.
Footage of Thursday's original ceremony shows gold medallist Maria Dmitrienko listening solemnly to the anthem before smiling. The ceremony was later rerun.
The spoof anthem, from the movie featuring British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan", praises Kazakhstan for its superior potassium exports and for having the cleanest prostitutes in the region.