It figures that an Olympic soccer match between Korea and Japan wouldn’t end without some Dokdo nonsense occurring:
A South Korean soccer player who held up a sign with a political message after a victory over Japan did not get a bronze Sunday when the Olympic medals were handed out in a ceremony to the rest of his team.
Midfielder Park Jong-woo is under investigation by the IOC and soccer’s governing body, FIFA, for displaying the sign with a slogan supporting South Korean sovereignty over disputed islets that are claimed by both his country and Japan. The largely uninhabited islets are called Dokdo by South Koreans and Takeshima by Japanese.
The IOC and FIFA have statutes that prohibit political statements by athletes and players. Olympic officials had asked the South Korean Olympic Committee to take action against Park and that he not be present at the ceremony. [Yahoo Sports]
In my opinion not only should Park lose his bronze medal but he should be banned from any future Olympic play. The Olympics is not the place for such overt political statements. For example how would the Koreans like if the Chinese players were displaying signs saying that the ancient Korean Gugureyo Kingdom was actually part of Chinese history?