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Argentine embassy confirms CFK will not attend Olympics opening in London

Wednesday, July 25th 2012 - 19:11 UTC
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The British media have turned their eyes on Argentina which has decided not to send its president to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, considered a diplomatic snub to Britain at a time of growing tensions over the Falkland Islands. Read full article

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  • Captain Poppy

    The death threats probably had her buying adult diapers.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    She will probably send Maximo Führer Kirchner along with all her thugs. lmao

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I have never seen such a cowardly leader, afraid to Q&A the press, fears the going to the country she provokes, so afraid of free market competition she closes import at the cost of her public going without.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 07:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    I believe that the 'IOC' advised (warned) her not to attend.

    The British wouldn't see this as a snub, we're just thankful that we don't have to put up with the screeching harpy.

    On the other hand if she leaves Argentina right now, she may not be President by the end of the games.

    Coup anyone? LOL

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 07:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I am willing to buy hert airfare.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    Boycott the olympics and London. Go visit Cuba. ;D. No war, no weapons, no terror threats, no missiles, no crazy shooters, no random strip searches, no harassment at the airport, no long waits, and beautiful peaceful people everywhere.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    When did you last visit Cuba? It has nothing to do with this thread. This is about the gift of a no show Ms. Botox gave to the UK. Is it me or does she dress and makeup like a common street walker?

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 07:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gordo1

    Good riddance! How on earth anyone could consider her absence to be a snub to Britain I really cannot imagine.

    If she believes her non appearance to be offensive then she needs her head to be examined. SHE IS NOT WELCOME HERE!!

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 07:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    As I've said twice before today, I'm not surprised. Who here actually expected her to come. Sure they've got the most heads of state and government ever for a Games, but still a minority of them I'm sure, and I imagine more of the minor ones than major ones. The biggest name I can think of that I know is coming is Dilma, but then she'll be the next host (still, in 2016, I predict)

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Dilma's becoming a has been faster than white on rice. I concur that the Botox Bitch of Buenos Aires was told ........forget about it........no visa ...........hasta luego

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yomp to victory

    GOOD!

    No-one wanted the saggy old two-faced bag there anyway. She was only invited because the rules of the game dictate that she had to be invited.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 08:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    No ones' saying otherwise..............but could have been a great location for getting wacked.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 08:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    Pure economics. She is frightened that her toy,the presidential aircraft Tango One may be imponded for debt at Heath row and a writ nailed to its -rse. Anyway it wouldnt have enough fuel to fly back and as Rg aircraft now have to be refueled by YPF that would be a problem in UK

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 08:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    As I've seen in one newspaper:
    The Olympics without the Argentine President would be like duck hunting without an accordian.

    I wonder if that means that there's a head-of-state level courtesy ticket for the opening ceremony going spare? It'd be properly funny if as a response to our “snubbing” would be to give the ticket to one of the members of the Falklands Legislative Assembly instead, wouldn't it?

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 08:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    What a name.......A copy of USA's Air Force One and a snub to ARG's own military. I really wish the miliatry there would genetically grow some testicles and generate some testoserone and save Argentina.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 08:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @14
    Brilliant!!! Yes give her ticket to an MLA

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SussieUS

    The argentine leader follows austerity in these difficult economic times.
    She is an example for the USA to follow austerity.
    Representatives from the USA, such as Michelle Obama unnecessary costly trip only demostrates she simply does not care how much her trip cost to the poor USA taxpayers.
    Michelle Obama is nothing more than a selfish woman who does not care about the US economy. She and her husband have taken several unneccessary trips during their 3 years in the White House just to show off.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 08:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    See siente see siente! LOL no vaseline for brits.... Don't waste time going to London boycott the olimpics., go visit Cuba. ;D. No war, no weapons, no terror threats, no missiles, no crazy shooters, no random strip searches, no perverts, no harassment at the airport, no long waits, and beautiful peaceful people everywhere. How can you go wrong? Cuba is the best London sucks and smells bad.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 08:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • atk357

    If CFK did not want to attend...she is afraid of leaving the country...lack of confidence....insecurity....she might be afraid of a coup! If one looks at Argentina's history....coups are like volcanoes, they erupt, we don't know when, but they do....it is a matter of time!

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    It may be because UK would not guarantee the jet wouldn't be seized to pay the bondholders. Such an embarrassment to have your ride towed...
    hahaha

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 08:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dr. Jeorbbels

    The snub is not to the UK but to the Argentine Olympic team and to Argentina. How does a brainless lawyer from the back of beyond get to be president? Or is it that she prefers to spend her time with Boudou!

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 08:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    There are several reasons for this decision. 1, she cant afford to turn her back for a second on her opposition, is two weeks long enough for a coup?
    2, she can talk the talk but cant walk the walk, she knows on a diplomatic level she would be about as popular as Mugabe in the UK. 3, put simply she is a typical coward and she knows her olymplc athletes are shit, only fit for desacrating war memorials. Good riddance, neither she or so called athletes are welcome here.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 08:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    What a shame! I was looking forward to taking a shot at her!

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 09:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #17
    What the fuck does that have to do with the olympics? Stop over to my poor country sometime.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    She isnt welcome, plain and simple. Not many people want to attend a party theyre not welcome at.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 09:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    You guys aren't listening, don't waste time going to London, boycott the olimpics, go visit Cuba, there is No war, no weapons, no terror threats, no missiles, no crazy shooters, no random strip searches, no perverts, no harassment at the airport, no long waits, and beautiful peaceful people everywhere.
    #23 there will be many Argentine's there to do as you wish let's see if between you and coward #22 collect enough cojones to do something about it. Why don't you show everyone here how brits are full of hot air.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Nothing argie should survive. Including the runaway cowards in Canada and other countries!

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 09:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    @26
    Im not sure where you are from but Cuba does very well as a British tourist destination already, i think your pushing on an open door with whatever meaningless point your trying to make.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 09:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    @26 PH
    No war, no weapons etc, just don't say anything bad about the government or you might have a “car accident” and have a couple of dozen of the mourners at your funeral arrested and held without charge for also saying bad things about the government.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 09:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    Cuba is problematic for human rights issues.
    Amnesty International Cuba: http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/cuba
    Human Rights Watch Cuba: http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/cuba

    Cuba is not as peaceful as UK, or even Argentina:
    Global Peace Index (lower value is more peaceful):
    UK: 29
    Argentina: 44
    Cuba: 70

    However, while not as clean as UK, Cuba is less corrupt than Argentina:

    Corruption Perception Index (higher value is less corrupt):
    UK 7.8/10
    Cuba 4.2/10
    Argentina 3/10

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 09:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Let be honest here,

    If she could speak to the nation, she would come,
    If she was welcomed by the queen, she would come,
    If she called to address thousands of supporters [ha ha ] she would come,
    If she could speak from number 10, she would come,
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    But as it’s only her own countries national team,
    Why bother .lolol.
    .

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 10:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

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    Jul 25th, 2012 - 10:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • PirateLove

    now thats a good example of cutting off your plastic nose to spite your plastic face.
    In the words of my great great grandfather.....Fook Em!!!

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 11:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    How can it be a diplomatic snub to Britain. She is a non person and we don' t give a monkeys . President of a country with a population like PH -SHE SHOULD BLUSH IN SHAME.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 11:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    Chuckle chuckle!!
    go visit Cuba. ;D. No war, no weapons, no terror threats, no missiles, no crazy shooters, no random strip searches, no perverts, no harassment at the airport, no long waits, no brits, and beautiful peaceful people everywhere. How can you go wrong? Cuba is the best, London sucks and smells bad.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 11:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    @26

    we're not listening for several reasons Pirat, the foremost being that you just keep on....and on....and on reapeating yourself. WE HEARD YOU THE FIRST TIME YOU BORING TWAT.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 11:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    It can only be a diplomatic snub, if you was invited, and refused to go,

    As the British government has not invited her, it cannot be a snub,
    .

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 11:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    Chuckle chuckle!!
    go visit Cuba. ;D. No war, no weapons, no terror threats, no missiles, no crazy shooters, no random strip searches, no perverts, no harassment at the airport, no long waits, no brits, and beautiful peaceful people everywhere. How can you go wrong? Cuba is the best, London sucks and smells bad.
    #36 I hear the brits repeat the same things all the time so I figure I join them and see how much you like it. Not cool is it. Maybe talking about Libya will help before saying anything about CFK, remember p she doesn't. Kill Muslims children or rapes muslim women nor does she arm terrorists to kill children in lybia, afghanistan, Iraq, Mali, somalia and now Syria. Hearing is not the same as listening.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 11:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    oh dear me!! she will be missed!!LOL

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 12:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    I have never heard of foreign heads of state going to an Olympic opening C. Since when? Mercopress, this is yellow journalism and you know it! Shame. shame!

    OTOH... ON THE FIRST DAY of the games what I predicted would happen, DID!!

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/olympics--north-korea-women-s-soccer-team-delays-match-after-south-korea-flag-error.html

    hahahahahah... of course the Brits here completely disregarded my prediction... if the organizers could make such a fundamental mistake as playing the APARTHEID anthem to the South African field hockey team, it was easy to predict they would make other “unfortunate errors”.

    I have to hand it to the Brits, these are not just “any” mistakes, they are in a league of their own considering the circumstances they occur!! (apartheid anthem to a 50% black SA team, now the South Korean flag on the North Korean player profiles... )

    LOL, pretty poor job

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 01:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    Pirate is not Argentine at all He is a pirate from Cuba in the best Carribean tradition But he has missed his profession.He should be in Somalia where piracy REALLY pays dividends

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 01:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    CFK has sparked Mercopress and some British press with her political gesture herself by not attending the Games but compared to 122 million google hits in English with keywords London Olympics, Argentina Olympics now only gets 11 hits while racist Greek tweeter girl gets 745.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 03:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rollo1066

    So what. Most heads of state don't go attend the opening ceremonies. Obama is sending his wife but not going himself.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 03:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    @42

    As I have been saying, no one in Argentina cares about the olympics, never have.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 04:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    I see Dilma, like most VIPs attending the games, is using the opportunity to discuss other issues and network. It is how diplomacy works.

    As I said in another thread, CFKC doesn't have the cojones to face Cameron, it has nothing to do with saving money. She is quick enough to use the Presidential aircraft for shopping trips to new York and to fly her big -in every sense of the word - baby of a son around when he had kneeache - what a waste of money! The truth is she does not play well away from her domestic market and looks a rank amateur on the world stage.

    @44 I agree the Korean flag mix-up was a shambles. Could you imagine two more inappropriate countries to insult in this way? It did make the news in a big way here and I suspect there are some diplomatic soothing noises being made to both countries today.

    As for no one in Argentina caring about the Olympics - you cannot speak for 40 million people. It simply isn't true that everyone in Argentina thinks the way you do.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 06:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    I imagine only Lord Coe cares about the Korean flag cock up. The rest of the free world will be chuckling about it and I doubt the Soth Koreans care either.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 07:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yomp to victory

    @26 Pirat-Hunter

    No terror threats in Cuba? Who needs terror threats when you get thrown in prison, without charge, for daring to question the authority of your despotic president?

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 08:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    She couldn't attend- it would be diplomatic. She also doesn't support her athletes: they must be emboldened by her lack of interest...

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 08:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @9B_K,
    Is your heart broken, now that your idol is not coming to see you?
    Well, she wasn't exactly coming to see you but you could have coom down to London to see the Queens(ours & yours!).♥

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 10:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • TreborDoyle

    CFK not coming - good!

    North Korea: They need to get over it, half their countries title is the same as the one it was mixed up with! This lot love throwing their toys out of the pram for stupid reasons, but never shed a tear for the starving millions in their own country!

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 11:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    @46

    Hahahaha, typical jingoist in denial, your country screws up, can't admit it. At least I will credit Elaine for being more corageous than the men here.

    So just because you disagree with their system it makes it legitimate to humiliate them? Once again another of my theories becomes law, I've always said that the Brits and Europeans in general pretend to respect other nations more than the Americans, but deep down they believe themselves superior and as such we see the mistakes like the Apartheid anthem and now this.

    And this kind of haughty insouciance from people who get offended mightily if foreigners mix up the terms “England, United Kingdom, GRB, Britain, Chavland”, whatever... something that is far more complicated and silly to be quite honest for foreigners to grasp or care about (all of those entities are controlled by the same government), than just a simple flag which I bet 8 year olds with any interest in geography would have not mixed up.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 03:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @51 - Tobias

    No one denies it was a cock up, what we are saying is that we don't care. Cock ups happen at every Olympic games, so if you really want to be noticed you need to 'flamingo up'. It's like a cock up only much larger! If you really want to go for gold you need to 'Emu up' or even 'Ostrich up.' which of course are like the daddy's of all cock ups.

    By the way you Argentines are very bad at geography. You are always talking about a group of islands called 'the Malvinas', which don't appear on any map. Perhaps you just dreamt them or made them up?

    You also talk about respect. Well Tobias, Argentines are the most arrogant nation on earth who shows no respect for anyone, especially your neighbours. Poor Uruguay having to live next door to the lying, backstabbing neighbours, who talk about unity and brotherhood one minute, then stab you in the back the next.

    Thank God the screeching harpy CFK is staying in Argentina, although I do feel sorry for the ordinary Argentine citizen who has to put up with it.

    You wouldn't like them, Tobias, as they are poor and we all know that you hate them.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 04:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    We don't respect anyone who does not respect us. Pretty simple really.

    The ordinary argie is richer than 4 in 5 people alive today. Hardly poor. It would be like saying England is a no-one in football because they have only 1 world cup. Well that's one more than 95% of the other countries, so you aren't that bad. Perspective, my recluse.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 05:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conor

    @53
    Yes Mr TTT 4 in 5 but compared to us in the UK, any way why are you acting as if anyone here in the UK other then the government, the sponsors and Lord Coe actually cares about the games? I don't give a damn and I personally feel that its a load of hype about a sporting event that will be mostly won by the Black athletes doing the 100 Metres- not racist but its a fact. No here cares either Mr TTT. And if you don't care then why are you on an article about the olympics and leaving comment's? I'm only here because I presumed that it might mention all the problems including the N/S Korea flag cock up, which is actually quite funny.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 06:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #53
    The ordinary Argentine is richer than 4 in 5 people alive today! Considering the the world population is 6.9 billion, 80% puts you richer than 8.6 billion. It's time you slither out from under that rock of yours. I've seen that ramshackle of a barrio in Buenos Aires coming in the the Airport off the highway.....known as villa 31. I've seen the 6 year old kids up north running up to cars at lights barefooted dancing for money. Argentines may be better off (not richer) than a lot of people.......80% is jsut not the magic number.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 06:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Stupid bloody woman! It's a bloody sporting event, the least she could do would be to support her countries atheletes!

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    #47 Chuckle chuckle!!
    go visit Cuba. ;D. No war, no weapons, no terror threats, no missiles, no crazy shooters, no random strip searches, no perverts, no harassment at the airport, no long waits, no brits, and beautiful peaceful people everywhere. How can you go wrong? Cuba is the best, London sucks and smells bad.
    #36 I hear the brits repeat the same things all the time so I figure I join them and see how much you like it. Not cool is it. Maybe talking about Libya will help before saying anything about CFK, remember she doesn't. Kill Muslims children or rapes muslim women nor does she arm terrorists to kill children in lybia, afghanistan, Iraq, Mali, somalia and now Syria.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 07:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    PH
    Have you told the free people of Libya that you consider them terrorists. or the Free Syrian Army Fighters that they are terrorists. What do you refer to your Ex Junta as, patriots??????

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 07:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    @55

    Why are all of you so enfatuated with the villas, which are not even 10% of housing in the country? That means over 90% don't live in them.

    80% is the correct number, sorry. I've seen the shacks along the rails in the USA, the “new poor”... the “zombies” begging for cash in the scenes of New York on television... the crumbling cities of the so-called “rust belt”, etc.

    The USA may be the “richest” country because of overall GDP, but the people there are far from enjoying life. 40% in the latest report are under government assistance. 40% of Americans? You call that prosperity?

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 08:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    No may be about it. the US is the richest country in the world, fact! It may however be soon overtaken by China, given the choice I would rather live in the USA, thank you very much. Give me freedom over prosperity any day!!

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 08:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    Now I know why CFK did not attend. The UK is a bit of a dangerous country:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18995166

    “In an interview with NBC on Thursday, Mr Romney said stories about difficulties with security guards and threats of border staff strikes were ”obviously... not something which is encouraging“.

    ”The UK is struggling to hold the event“.

    LOL!

    Of course he back-tailed it when he met with I'm sure a ”jolly” Cameron, hahahaha. This is all too funny. With allies like that (the US), you might as well hook up with your enemy (Argie).

    “...Hours later, London Mayor Boris Johnson played on Mr Romney's earlier comments while revving up a crowd of thousands of people in London's Hyde Park.

    Calling London ”the greatest city on earth,“ Mr Johnson told the crowd: ”I hear there's a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know whether we're ready. Are we ready?...”

    This is anglo-saxon comedy at its best!

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 10:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    #58 they know they are terrorist and we all know who gived them weapons there is no need to waste time you can go a head and waste your own time if you want.
    Chuckle chuckle!!
    go visit Cuba. ;D. No war, no weapons, no terror threats, no missiles, no crazy shooters, no random strip searches, no perverts, no harassment at the airport, no long waits, no brits, and beautiful peaceful people everywhere. How can you go wrong? Cuba is the best, London sucks and smells bad.
    I hear the brits repeat the same things all the time so I figure I join them and see how much you like it. Not cool is it. Maybe talking about Libya will help before saying anything about CFK, remember she doesn't. Kill Muslims children or rapes muslim women nor does she arm terrorists to kill children in lybia, afghanistan, Iraq, Mali, somalia and now Syria.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 10:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conor

    @62
    You're pathetic racism and homophobia means that no one cares what you think. I advice everyone to ignore this man then he'll go away.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 10:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zhivago

    Butt-Pirat
    Have you ever been to Cuba? Beautiful island but the people live like animals. Maybe you were on a nice all-inclusive vacation, the guy who served your drinks really appreciated your dollar tips so he cold augment the octopus he brought home to his family at night. By the way, you don't have much time left to collect your reparations money when you were molested in the injun school, better hurry up! I bet you were careful about bending over to pick up the soap there you hard done by racist piece of shite.

    Jul 27th, 2012 - 02:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conor

    @61
    What do you care Mr TTT? Your an isolationist remember, so concentrate on Argentina, as I said ”Bread Basket of South America if you put your mind to it.

    Oh and by the way for everyone else: if you are tired of Pirat constantly repeating himself then ignore every comment he makes.

    Jul 27th, 2012 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SussieUS

    @63 Conor Kook
    People have rights to express their beliefs. Is called Freedom of Speech.

    Jul 27th, 2012 - 05:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conor

    @66
    Yes they do Miss Sussie but if those are horribly offensive and rude much like you comments then a line needs to be drawn.

    Jul 27th, 2012 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Just watched the opening ceremony. The Argentine team looked great, smiling and waving and taking in the atmosphere with all the other athletes, waving, laughing, enjoying themselfs. None of this stupid propaganda came to pass. They were just like every other national team, happy and proud to be there. Good luck to them and to all athletes from every other nation, “You are Olympians” not many people can say that!

    Jul 28th, 2012 - 12:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Thats good to see.
    Yes, good luck to all the athletes.

    Jul 28th, 2012 - 08:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    It has just dawned on me why CFK did not come. The stadium and guests were asked to stand when the Queen entered the stadium.
    How could BK's beloved “queen” live with the indignity of having to acquiese to this, even though Brasil's president did.

    Jul 28th, 2012 - 09:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    Its Messi or Ronaldo in the olimpics......er, no, the best football players arent, so boring are the olimpics.
    Hope wins Brazil, though. And las leonas.

    Jul 28th, 2012 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Of course Messi isn't there because Argentina did not qualify for the Olympics in football.

    Olympic football is meant to encourage young footballers and the number of older players in the squad is limited for that reason.

    Jul 29th, 2012 - 07:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    Messi could have played if the arg young would qualified. But we have won before with him and thought it was now time to give the chance to Brazil and Uruguay.
    Its also your chance. You must win sth in football one day :))
    And Messi is winning money for his squad in friendly matches, respected wherever he goes, waiting a baby, and has told he doesnt like to play in Britain, he prefers Spain, so its not lossing much I think.

    Jul 30th, 2012 - 01:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @73 malen,
    Thank you for giving us a chance! lol.
    At least you have a sense of humour.

    Jul 30th, 2012 - 09:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mollymauk

    Looks like to win on British soil they should have practiced a bit more on their own soil instead of ours in the Falklands - Great Britain-4 : Argentina-0

    Jul 30th, 2012 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    How many chances are we giving to you!!! You see we are letting you win medals in the olympics, you have spent so much money, more than we have, you are in your little isles with your public (they are learning to be fans yet, we can give you some lessons, no passion) you must be winning all the medals.
    Very handsome the arg hockey boys of Arg, where were they hide?? I mean they are not popular here, like football. Saw the first time and they were great. They put all their effort, they run it all, they were fighting and never give it up, there was so much pressure, so good seeing them and many arg sport men and women, with so many less economic possibilities doing there best. And you see not talking of Malvinas. We dont need that.

    Jul 30th, 2012 - 10:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zhivago

    76 Malen
    I was in Argentina when your hockey hero's commercial was first aired, and I saw the adulation everyone had for him at the time. It didn't last very long! Most wondered why he was training in England, they had trouble being convinced he was in the Falklands. I nearly choked on my Quilmes Stout when I saw it but I felt so much shame for my friends that I didn't feel it was necessary to chastise them over it, the following months and years will be hard enough for them to stomach.

    Jul 31st, 2012 - 12:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    You know sth I havent seen much the commercial on TV, mostly here on the internet. And by the way the player who made the adv didnt go to play and surely he is a very good player.
    I find very few talking about that latter (except in MP), more interesting events happenning in Arg this year.
    Sure you have been in Arg?? Perhaps it was only to much beer.

    Jul 31st, 2012 - 02:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zhivago

    78 Malen
    Don't play stupid! You know very well when the commercial was first played and the reaction it had, Futbol Para Todos, I'm sure it was seen by most of the country during one of the government propaganda commercial breaks. You've never seen me insult Argentine beer on this site, it is very good, the new Quilmes Stout is quite good although I don't know what Cristina thinks about such an unpatriotic British-inspired brew being sold in stores. I think Z-Berg was probably so embarrassed about what he was duped into doing that he chose not to go.

    Jul 31st, 2012 - 04:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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