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Borat's version of Kazakh anthem played at Kuwait medal cer

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div class="track"img alt="" src="http://hits.guardian.co.uk/b/ss/guardiangu-feeds/1/H.22.4/47347?ns=guardianpageName=Borat%27s+version+of+Kazakh+anthem+played+at+Kuwait+medal+ceremony%3AArticle%3A1722358ch=World+newsc3=GU.co.ukc4=Kazakhstan+%28News%29%2CKuwait+%28News%29%2CWorld+news%2CMiddle+East+and+North+Africa+%28News%29+MENA%2CSacha+Baron+Cohen%2CFilmc5=Not+commercially+usefulc6=Barry+Neildc7=12-Mar-23c8=1722358c9=Articlec10=Newsc11=World+newsc13=c25=c30=contentc42=Newsh2=GU%2FNews%2FWorld+news%2FKazakhstan" width="1" height="1" //divp class="standfirst"Shooting team demands apology after song from Sacha Baron Cohen film used as gold medal winner takes podium/ppKazakhstan's shooting team was taken by surprise when a spoof national anthem from the film Borat was used at a medal ceremony in Kuwait./ppThe team demanded an apology after Maria Dmitrienko was played the obscene song, which features lyrics about prostitutes and potassium exports, as she received her gold medal./ppA a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B39cenrIQW0feature=youtu.be" title=""video posted on YouTube/a shows Dmitrienko on the podium, her hand on her heart, looking perplexed as the song begins to play. She appears to see the funny side and is smiling by the end./ppThe blunder apparently occurred after the event's organisers downloaded the parody from the internet by mistake. They also got the Serbian anthem wrong./ppAn apology was issued and the ceremony staged again./ppThe spoof song was taken from Sacha Baron Cohen's 2006 film, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan", in which Kazakhs are portrayed as inbred racists./ppIt includes the lines: "Kazakhstan's prostitutes cleanest in the region/Except of course Turkmenistan's."/ppThe incident was the second in the space of a few weeks involving a slip-up over Kazakhstan's anthem at a sporting event./ppEarlier this month, stunned officials opening a ski event in northern Kazakhstan were a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65sJCET54CQ Inbox x" title=""blasted with a few bars of Ricky Martin's Livin' la Vida Loca/a instead of the national tune./pdiv class="related" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"ullia href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/kazakhstan"Kazakhstan/a/lilia href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/kuwait"Kuwait/a/lilia href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middleeast"Middle East and North Africa/a/lilia href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/sachabaroncohen"Sacha Baron Cohen/a/li/ul/divdiv class="author"a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/barry-neild"Barry Neild/a/divbr/div class="terms"a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk"guardian.co.uk/a copy; 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our a href="http://users.guardian.co.uk/help/article/0,,933909,00.html"Terms Conditions/a | a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/help/feeds"More Feeds/a/divp style="clear:both" /

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