Sochi Parade of Nations Map Stirs Confusion in BulgariaSports | February 8, 2014, Saturday // 11:28| views
The map simply appeared distorted because of the angle from which the footage was shot. Screen grab courtesy of Offnews.bg
A screen grab showing Bulgaria’s map during the parade of nations at the Olympics opening ceremony in Sochi has stirred confusion among pundits.
Several Bulgarian online news sources claimed late on Friday that the map was wrong, arguing it had “added” foreign territories (namely the Foreign Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Western Trace) to the country.
Articles about the alleged “blunder” later also appeared in Macedonian media.
However, as Internet forum users have pointed out, the map actually shows Bulgaria’s correct borders.
The map simply appeared distorted because of the angle from which the footage was shot.
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