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Falkland Islands claimed as 'Argentine soil' in secretly filmed Olympic advert

Publié par Clifford Armion le 05/04/2012

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Argentina has released a provocative advertisement that was filmed secretly on the Falklands and depicts the islands as "Argentine soil" in an apparent barb aimed at Britain ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.

"To compete on English soil, we train on Argentine soil," is the slogan closing the advert aired on Wednesday night showing Fernando Zylberberg of the Argentine men's hockey team on a training run past several landmarks on the Falklands.

The advert contradicts the government's recent denial that Argentina would seek political gain from the London games, which take place from 27 July to 12 August. Argentina claims sovereignty over the islands in the south Atlantic and calls them Las Malvinas.
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"Falkland Islands claimed as 'Argentine soil' in secretly filmed Olympic advert", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2012. Consulté le 15/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/falkland-islands-claimed-as-argentine-soil-in-secretly-filmed-olympic-advert