Athlete Expelled From Games For Racist Tweet

Voula Papachristou has been expelled from the Greek Olympic Team for a racist twitter comment, according to the Associated Press.

The website Keep Talking Greece translated the offensive tweet by Papachristou (@papaxristoutj):

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

Papachristou tweeted an apology in English on Wednesday:

The Greek Olympic Committee released a statement, confirming the expulsion of the track and field athlete who had been set to compete in the triple jump. Per the BBC, the committee stated that Papachristou has been “placed outside the Olympic team for statements contrary to the values and ideas of the Olympic movement.”

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