4 May 2012

Argentina risks British ire with Falklands advert

12:27 pm on 4 May 2012

Argentina has risked stirring up political controversy with Britain ahead of the London Olympics by broadcasting a video of an athlete training on the disputed Falkland Islands which it describes as "Argentine soil".

"To compete on English soil, we train on Argentine soil," is the slogan closing the advert with Fernando Zylberberg of the Argentine men's hockey team on a training run past several landmarks on the British-held islands.

The advert contradicted the government's recent denial that the south American country would seek political gain from the London Games which take place from July 27th to August 12th, UKT.

Argentina claims sovereignty over the islands in the south Atlantic which Argentines call Las Malvinas.