We all have a song inside us, it tells us who we are.
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 05:59 PM
(CNN) -- Athlete Paraskevi Papachristou has been expelled from Greece's Olympic team for posting an offensive comment about African immigrants on Twitter, a team spokeswoman said Wednesday.
"With so many Africans in Greece, the mosquitoes from the West Nile will at least be eating some homemade food," Papachristou said on Twitter.
The Hellenic Olympic Committee ruled Papachristou, a triple jumper, would be barred from participating in the London Olympics that begin Friday.
"She made a mistake but it was serious," the spokesman said. "It was unforgivable."
this is what irritates me about the olympics, like all major sporting things, and indeed for that matter most things these days: everyone's all so po-faced, and anxious not to cause offence. There's always choirs of multi-ethnic kids singing some dreadful song (probably written by Gary barlow) about Harmony and the World will be as One, and all that. No one is allowed to display anything like a sense of humour or any cynicism in any way.
Life is a hideous business, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous.