Voula Papachristou Booted From Olympics For Racist Tweet

Greek triple jumper and 2009 European Athletics U23 Championships gold-medalist Paraskevi “Voula” Papachristou was ejected from the Greek team yesterday after tweeting the following:

“With so many Africans in Greece… the West Nile mosquitoes will at least eat homemade food!!!”

The tasteless joke was seen by the Hellenic Olympic Committee as “contrary to the values and ideas of the Olympic movement.” Papachristou had planned to travel to London not long after she received the news.

While she later apologized and wrote that she is merely a non-political athlete, the links she posted to sites promoting extremist right-wing viewpoints suggested otherwise. Continue reading “Voula Papachristou Booted From Olympics For Racist Tweet”