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Greek Triple Jumper Voula Papachristou Expelled From Olympics Over Racist Tweet

Greece has expelled one of their Olympians over a racist tweet. Voula Papachristou will miss the Olympics for a much less adorable reason than Russian Darya Klishina who didn’t qualify. Keep Talking Greece translated Papachristou’s tweet (@papaxristoutj):

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

How topical. She apologized for the tweet, but the damage was done. The Hellenic Olympic Committee decided to expel her “for statements contrary to the values and ideas of the Olympic movement.” And people were worried that Twitter would prove a distraction at the Olympics.

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