9 May 2012

Argentina's NOC keeps distance from Falklands TV ad

6:38 am on 9 May 2012

Argentina's Olympic Committee has distanced itself from a TV ad shot on the disputed Falkland islands, that has triggered a diplomatic dispute with Britain before the London Games.

The state-supported advertisment, branded by Britain as "tasteless and insulting", shows Argentina's hockey captain Fernando Zylberberg training in the Falklands, the islands the two countries fought a war over in 1982.

Argentina's Olympic committee has made it clear that using the Olympic Games to make political gestures of any kind is not acceptable.