07/25/2012 04:43 EDT | Updated 09/24/2012 05:12 EDT

South Korea to face North Korea in opening round of men's team table tennis

LONDON - North Korea will face South Korea in the opening round of the Olympic men's team table tennis competition.

The two archrivals were drawn Wednesday to face each other on Aug. 3.

South Korea is one of the top countries in the world in table tennis behind dominant China. The two Koreas have been in a technical state of war since the 1950s and territorial disputes still flare.

The draw came on the same day that North Korea's women's football team refused to take the field for nearly an hour for a match against Colombia after London Olympic organizers mistakenly displayed the South Korean flag on a jumbo screen alongside a North Korean player.