The International Olympic Committee, IOC, criticized on Friday an Argentine television spot that links the London Games to Argentina's sovereignty dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands, calling it a blatant attempt to use the games for political purposes.
The British Foreign Office criticized a controversial spot showing an Argentine athlete training for the London Olympic Games in Port Stanley, in the Falklands as an attempt to exploit and politicise the Games.
As was somehow anticipated by Ambassador in UK Alicia Castro’s attitude, Argentina is determined to take advantage of the London Olympic Games global exposure to press for its claims over the Falklands Islands, as part of a plan allegedly called “Sowing for the Malvinas claim”.
Norway’s Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream, one of the world's most recognizable works of art, sold for 120 million dollars at Sotheby’s on Wednesday, setting a new record as the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction.
Former Beatle Paul McCartney paid almost 2.3 million dollars in national and municipal taxes during his only performance in Uruguay last April 15, which was considered by far the most spectacular concert in recent times in the country.
Saturday’s derby between Spain’s top teams Barcelona and Real Madrid is more than a soccer match, not only because it will most probably decide who is the next champ of La Liga but also because the field will see a display of 1.474 billion dollars in players.
The piles of cash handed out by Europe’s top tournaments continue to drive team values higher for the best teams on the pitch, according to the latest report from Forbes.
The Panama flagged cruise vessel M/V Ushuaia is expected to arrive early next week in South Georgia to pick up the stranded 114 passengers and crew of a similar small cruise M/V Plancius which after experiencing serious propulsion trouble took shelter at King Edward Point Research Station in Grytviken.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter is trying to schedule a trip to Brazil to speak at a public hearing about a controversial World Cup bill FIFA wants approved as soon as possible.
Former Beatle Paul McCartney begins next Sunday in Uruguay his On the run tour of Latin America that ends next 8 May in Mexico City. Montevideo authorities have announced Sir Paul, in his first visit to Uruguay, will be declared ‘illustrious citizen’.