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Greek Athlete Expelled for Racist Tweet

Posted by addisethiopia on July 25, 2012

 

“With so many Africans in Greece… the West Nile mosquitoes will at least eat homemade food!!!” she had posted on her Twitter account.

The country’s Olympic Committee said she was being pulled from the team because her comments were against the Olympic spirit.

“She showed no respect for a basic Olympic value and unfortunately she is out,” Greek mission chief Isidoros Kouvelos told SKAI TV. “She made a mistake and in life we pay for our mistakes.”

The 23-year-old athlete, who was scheduled to leave for her first Olympics next week, later apologized for what she said was “an unfortunate and tasteless joke”.

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