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Greek Olympic Athlete Suspended for Tweet

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(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."

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I think she should have been suspended for that horrible hair dye job.

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A lifetime of training ruined by moronic quote that took seconds to type. Gotta love Twitter.

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My takeaway from it is that I gotta be sure and watch the triple jump.

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Sick of this kind of stuff, someone makes a distasteful or inappropriate comment on twitter and everyone overreacts. People these days need to toughen/lighten the **** up.

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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.

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A lifetime of training ruined by moronic quote that took seconds to type. Gotta love Twitter.

Stupid joke, but from what i believe it was not made on purpose. Sigh...training so much and then suspended for a stupid joke.... :blink: Edited by CuriousGreek

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