Olympic Committee “glad” Argentina will avoid politically tainted demonstrations
The head of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge assured he was “glad” that President Cristina Fernández had called the Argentine athletes to avoid demonstrations over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty dispute during the Olympic Games of London 2012.
I'm happy to say that Argentina's Head of State said that the Olympics are not an occasion to make political demonstrations of any kind, said IOC's president during a press conference in London, where the Games will begin on Friday.
In the year of the 30 anniversary of the Falklands/ Malvinas War, the government unveiled a video a few months ago in which a player of the field hockey national's men team was training in the Islands.
To compete in English soil, we train in Argentine soil, read the polemic ad which led to a protest of the British government and a conflict at the IOC.
We talked with the Argentine committee and with the government about this issue, Rogge assured, as he later stated that he did not have any contact with Cristina Fernández