BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentine state-run television has again broadcast an ad linking the London Olympics to a dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands, opening itself to further criticism from the IOC.
The ad was shown during halftime of Sunday's soccer game between Boca Juniors and Rafaela. The ad says it was released by the Argentine presidency.
The spot first aired Wednesday and has run several times since the International Olympic Committee denounced it Friday. The IOC warned that the Olympics should not be used "to raise political issues."
The ad shows men's field hockey captain Fernando Zylberberg training for the games by running through the islands' capital. In the background is a British pub and other national symbols. The ad says: "To compete on English soil, we train on Argentine soil."