Faith for Sochi Olympic gold placed in Japan flounder

Good-luck golden fish (NBC/NTV)
Good-luck golden fish (NBC/NTV)

MIE, Japan (NBC/NTV) — With the Sochi Olympics about to begin, people in Japan are placing their faith in a good-luck golden fish.

The golden flounder was hauled from seas off Central Japan.

The man who caught the fish says he hasn’t seen anything like it in 30 years of fishing.

In just nine days, Japan will find out if the fish can really bring the gold to its athletes. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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