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IOC correct Ukraine map on Olympics website after protests

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has corrected a map on the Tokyo Olympics website after Ukraine protested about the inclusion of a border between Ukraine and its Crimean Peninsula, foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Friday.

Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula on Ukraine's Black Sea coast in 2014, triggering Western sanctions and condemnation. Most countries deem Crimea to be part of Ukraine.

"They (IOC) apologised for the mistake... the map has already been corrected," Kuleba said on Twitter.

There was also controversy surrounding the Ukraine men's football kit release for the Euro 2020 tournament last month.

The national team shirt was emblazoned with a map of Ukraine that included Crimea and caused outrage in Russia due to the phrase "Glory to the heroes" added inside the shirt.

Following public objections from Russian ministers, UEFA and Ukraine came to an agreement over the kit less than a week later.