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Argentina forfeits Pan Am basketball game for having wrong colour kit

Embarrassing blunder prompts resignation of women's basketball development director Karina Rodríguez and Argentina team leader Hernán Amaya.

Argentina's women's basketball team had to forfeit its match against Colombia at the Pan American Games on Wednesday for wearing the wrong uniform colour, a turn of events that mean they can no longer win a medal. 

The Argentines were supposed to wear white jerseys as the away team but came onto the court in Lima in blue, the same colour as Colombia. They had 15 minutes to correct the mistake but couldn't get the right shirts in time, leading to Colombia being awarded a walkover 20-0 victory.

The embarrassing blunder prompted the resignation of women's basketball development director Karina Rodríguez and Argentina team leader Hernán Amaya.

"It's one of the saddest moments of my career," Amaya said. "I take full responsibility for what happened."

- TIMES/AP

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