Olympian expelled for racist tweet

Voula Papachristou (@papaxristoutj):


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

Her APOLOGY:

I would like to express my heartfelt apologies for the unfortunate and tasteless joke I published on my personal Twitter account. I am very sorry and ashamed for the negative responses I triggered, since I never wanted to offend anyone, or to encroach human rights.

My dream is connected to the Olympic Games and I could not possibly participate if I did not respect their values. Therefore, I could never believe in discrimination between human beings and races.

I would like to apologize to all my friends and fellow athletes, who I may have insulted or shamed, the National Team, as well as the people and companies who support my athletic career. Finally, I would like to apologize to my coach and my family.

Voula Papachristou Expelled From Olympics: Greece Boots Track Star Over Racist Twitter Message

This would have been her first Olympics.

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