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Greek athlete Voula Papachristou has been expelled from the Olympics after posting a “racist” tweet online.

The triple jumper was withdrawn by the Hellenic Olympic Committee following her comments mocking African immigrants and expressing support for a far-right party.

She tweeted: “With so many Africans in Greece… At least the West Nile mosquitoes will eat home made food!!!”

The committee said she was expelled from the team for "for statements contrary to the values and ideas of the Olympic movement".

She was shortly due to arrive in London for the competition.

In a statement, the athlete said: “I would like to express my heartfelt apologies for the unfortunate and tasteless joke I published on my personal Twitter account. I am very sorry and ashamed for the negative responses I triggered, since I never wanted to offend anyone, or to encroach human rights.

“My dream is connected to the Olympic Games and I could not possibly participate if I did not respect their values. Therefore, I could never believe in discrimination between human beings and races.

“I would like to apologize to all my friends and fellow athletes, who I may have insulted or shamed, the National Team, as well as the people and companies who support my athletic career. Finally, I would like to apologize to my coach and my family.”


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she could have just said her account was hacked

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she could have just said her account was hacked
if she was that witty she wouldn't have written what she wrote

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she could have just said her account was hacked
by an albanian computer hacker who has history of breaking into greek mtf poster's accout

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by an albanian computer hacker who has history of breaking into greek mtf poster's accout
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Re: Greek athlete expelled from the olympics over racist tweet

I can sympathize with people who may not be racist, but just can't resist puns and double entendres. Which is why I don't tweet. In today's social media craze, political correctness always trumps clever wordplay.

But in the above case, I think her comment was just a hop, skip and jump away from undoubted racism.

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Primadonna probably hacked her account...
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Stupid tweet, but the response seems a bit disproportionate.

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Stephanie Rice was involved in a similar case, but in regards to homophobia. No offense to them, but seriously.... Female athletes

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Stephanie Rice was involved in a similar case, but in regards to homophobia. No offense to them, but seriously.... Female athletes
did this happen recently? i saw that they were saying in the media that leisel jones was overweight to compete in the olympics.
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did this happen recently? i saw that they were saying in the media that leisel jones was overweight to compete in the olympics.
Nah, was before the Beijing games in 08 I think.

Yeah they did. That's pretty cruel IMO. She's not a bad swimmer you know.

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Not surprising. They ban people who tell a joke about Africans, while they still honor bigots like Tommie Smith and John Carlos.

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Not surprising. They ban people who tell a joke about Africans, while they still honor bigots like Tommie Smith and John Carlos.
it's hard for me to comprehend how you haven't been permabanned yet. you make primmadonna seem like an equal rights hippie activist.

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