Falklands ad runs again despite IOC concerns

Published May 05, 2012

| Associated Press

An Argentine TV ad linking the London Olympics to a dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands was broadcast again despite an IOC warning that the games should not be used to "raise political issues."

The ad ran late Friday on Argentine state-run television following an address by President Cristina Fernandez celebrating the recovery of Argentina's largest company and energy provider from the control of Spain's Repsol.

The ad first aired Wednesday and several reports Saturday said the ad was scheduled to run four more times.

The International Olympic Committee denounced the ad and said Friday it sent a letter to Argentina's national Olympic committee saying the games should not be part of a political platform.

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