The North Korean Olympic Team reportedly refused to accept the Samsung Galaxy phones that were offered to all the participants at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
The IOC (International Olympic Committee) decided to provide all the athletes participating in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phone, which is a nice gesture. It’s not really all that surprising since the current Winter Olympics are in South Korea.
As you can imagine, there were a couple of problems that stemmed from this initiative and those problems that should have been addressed before making the offer. It turns out that two countries participating in Olympics can’t get those phones because of international sanctions imposed by the United Nations.
“We don’t want them anyway”
The two countries in question are Iran and North Korea, as if there was any doubt about it. As you can imagine, Iran was pretty upset by the fact that they are not going to get free phone… (read more)
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