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Greece expels Olympic triple jumper Papachristou over Twitter comments
Fox News ^ | July 25, 2012 | AP

Posted on 07/25/2012 11:04:38 AM PDT by Rennes Templar

ATHENS, Greece – Triple jumper Voula Papachristou was expelled from Greece's Olympic team Wednesday for her comments on Twitter mocking African immigrants and expressing support for a far-right party.

The Hellenic Olympic Committee said Wednesday that Papachristou had been excluded from the team "for statements contrary to the values and ideas of the Olympic movement."

Papachristou is in Athens and has not responded to calls from The Associated Press. The committee said she was to travel to London shortly before the track events start. Papachristou's Twitter account ((at)papaxristoutj) contains several retweets and postings of YouTube videos promoting the views of Golden Dawn, a formerly marginal extreme right party that entered the Greek Parliament in the recent two national elections -- in May and June this year -- by polling almost 7 percent of the vote.

But it was her attempt at a joke Sunday that went viral. Commenting on the widely reported appearance of Nile-virus-carrying mosquitoes in Athens, Papachristou wrote: "With so many Africans in Greece, the West Nile mosquitoes will be getting home food!!!". Her tweet prompted thousands of negative comments that snowballed Wednesday.

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Before the publication of the last tweet, Democratic Left, one of the three parties in Greece's coalition government, had published a statement assailing the "racist humor" and calling on the Hellenic Olympic Committee to expel Papachristou from the Olympics "Let her make any miserable 'jokes' on social media while watching the games on TV. She definitely cannot represent Greece in London," the Democratic Left statement said.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: greece; liberalism; olympics; thoughtcrime
"With so many Africans in Greece, the West Nile mosquitoes will be getting home food!!!"

That's funny, but not to the left PC crowd. Lighten up people.

1 posted on 07/25/2012 11:04:43 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar
Pictures are required !!


2 posted on 07/25/2012 11:08:16 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

Not Guilty!

Of Anything....

Evuh!!!


3 posted on 07/25/2012 11:15:33 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Rennes Templar

if that’s the view of greece’s government I guess it’s no wonder that country is the model for epic failure in the world.

uh oh I hope that comment wasn’t “racist”


4 posted on 07/25/2012 11:17:35 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (whites are 8 times more likely to be victimized by black criminals than blacks by white criminals)
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To: TexasCajun
She can be on my Olympic team anytime.

Problem is now, anyone who comes to her defense to have her reinstated will be labeled as racist.

5 posted on 07/25/2012 11:23:18 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Cubs Fan

Greece is so left it’s not funny.

Cubs fan, eh? I’ve been suffering all my life too.


6 posted on 07/25/2012 11:25:08 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: TexasCajun

One of the most “not guilty” girls ever featured on FR.

BJ Clinton has already issued a post-POTUS pardon, BTW.


7 posted on 07/25/2012 11:25:21 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Rennes Templar

She should have joked about one of us groups who can take one on the chin without crying.


8 posted on 07/25/2012 11:26:36 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Rennes Templar

Why is a country that is broke still accept immigrants? (I know, the US is doing the same.)

Do they expect other countries in the EU to support them?


9 posted on 07/25/2012 11:29:44 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: TexasCajun
 

How sweet it is!

10 posted on 07/25/2012 11:29:54 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Rennes Templar

Whatever happened to sticks and stones?

It disappeared in the sixties along with most things called good at the time. Now your life will be destroyed if you say anything negative about certain breeds in the barnyard


11 posted on 07/25/2012 11:58:06 AM PDT by winodog
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To: Rennes Templar
Photobucket

HELLAS! Selective outrage. If memory serves, being virulently racist didn't hurt these olympians any:
MarxistOlympians
12 posted on 07/25/2012 11:58:45 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: TexasCajun

I had something important to say... but, eh... what was this thread about?


13 posted on 07/25/2012 12:00:48 PM PDT by Never on my watch (I'd rather light a candle than curse the flatulence.)
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To: Vendome

It’s ‘’Greek’’ to me!!


14 posted on 07/25/2012 12:20:26 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Rennes Templar


15 posted on 07/25/2012 12:53:08 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cubs Fan
uh oh I hope that comment wasn’t “racist”

Yeah, you raciss ..... Voula raciss ....

Everybody to the right of Lenin is raciss ....

Stalinist "intellectual" Susan Sontag once said, "The Caucasian race is the cancer of the planet." Get it?

Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaciss!!

16 posted on 07/25/2012 12:55:03 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: houeto

Check out this 19 year-old Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke

17 posted on 07/25/2012 1:18:08 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

We have our own, Lolo and Solo


18 posted on 07/25/2012 1:34:23 PM PDT by Tspud1
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To: TexasCajun

19 posted on 07/25/2012 1:37:08 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator
Oh, that helps a lot!

And she's very fast. ...wins this race.

20 posted on 07/25/2012 2:05:58 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: dfwgator
Oh, that helps a lot!

And she's very fast. ...wins this race.

21 posted on 07/25/2012 2:06:11 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

Unfortunately she didn’t qualify for London.


22 posted on 07/25/2012 2:08:12 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Rennes Templar; a fool in paradise
Tomorrow's headlines today:

Hellas Fellas Zealous!


23 posted on 07/25/2012 2:12:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Rennes Templar; Revolting cat!

The Golden Dawn? Sounds like a bunch of trippy dippy hippies to me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl_-CZc2TN0


24 posted on 07/25/2012 2:16:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: TexasCajun

Too bad for Greece..they could have taken her used panties after every workout and put them on eBay and the country would have gone from debt to a surplus...


25 posted on 07/25/2012 2:23:22 PM PDT by trailhkr1 (Bigamy: Having at least one wife too many. Monogamy: Definitely having one wife too many.)
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To: Rennes Templar

bump for after work viewing


26 posted on 07/25/2012 3:07:58 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: TexasCajun
Woo Hoo! ...and how about this Australian swimmer catching all the flack for her twitter pics?


27 posted on 07/25/2012 3:11:33 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: trailhkr1
Too bad for Greece..they could have taken her used panties after every workout and put them on eBay and the country would have gone from debt to a surplus...

ROFLMAO...

Sick but hilarious!

28 posted on 07/25/2012 3:16:00 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: houeto
The good news is, Leryn Franco will be in London


29 posted on 07/25/2012 3:17:17 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: TexasCajun

Alright! Put another shrimp on the barbie, mate.


30 posted on 07/25/2012 3:21:23 PM PDT by Dysart (You didn't post that. Someone else made that happen.)
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To: dfwgator

Dig the attitude from the girl in the background. She’s hatin.


31 posted on 07/25/2012 3:23:52 PM PDT by Dysart (You didn't post that. Someone else made that happen.)
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To: houeto

What a waste over a Tweet!


32 posted on 07/25/2012 4:01:20 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar

Wonder how many Black Athletes have been sent home or denied participation for calling for the murder of George Zimmerman?

Her comments may have not been in good taste...but they were not so offensive to kick her off the team.

She got kicked off because she favors a right wing political party...and the IOC (along with its member nations) are quite liberal...all Globalists are liberals.

Of course, nothing being done about the IOC’s anti-Semitism for not honoring the 11 slain Jewish athletes at Munich


33 posted on 07/25/2012 4:03:30 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Remember when RINOs were something you hunted in Africa?)
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To: Rennes Templar

Best picture

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=greek+triple+jumper&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&rlz=1C1GGGE_enUS418US418&biw=1024&bih=649&tbm=isch&tbnid=Hbi6STOiXQjIWM:&imgrefurl=http://deadspin.com/triple-jump/&docid=KjXv7R8bgfRaNM&imgurl=http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17tx0af1ajwe1jpg/medium.jpg&w=300&h=418&ei=wIMQUI6DMoqS9QSKhoGoDg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=457&sig=108751730653944873089&page=1&tbnh=154&tbnw=111&start=0&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:7,s:0,i:105&tx=51&ty=97


34 posted on 07/25/2012 4:42:16 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Cubs Fan
The Founders studied Greek Democracy very closely.

That's why they didn't put a right to vote in the Constitution.

35 posted on 07/25/2012 4:45:27 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: Rennes Templar

Wow! What a beautiful girl. Your loss Greece. Maybe she’ll emigrate here after obozo loses.


36 posted on 07/25/2012 4:45:52 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Rennes Templar; All

She was kicked off for supporting a right wing party. That would be like Phelps being kicked off the US Swim team for saying that Romney will win.


37 posted on 07/26/2012 12:21:58 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!!)
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To: houeto

I see a toe.


38 posted on 07/26/2012 12:50:45 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Rennes Templar
"With so many Africans in Greece, the West Nile mosquitoes will be getting home food!!!"

Exactly how is this statement racist?

Did this athlete, at some point, say something else that actually was racist?

The only conclusion I can draw from this story is that political correctness seems to be running amok in the world...

39 posted on 07/26/2012 1:23:02 AM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: sargon

It’s because the leftists know her politics. Had a supporter of theirs tweeted that joke, nothing would have come of it.


40 posted on 07/26/2012 1:48:12 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Rennes Templar
She is funny and hot and best of all NOT A LIB. lol!




41 posted on 07/27/2012 5:57:20 PM PDT by apro
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To: Rennes Templar
That's ok. Greece still has some eye candy competing: ;-)

Stella Iro Ledaki - Pole vault



Sofia Ifantidou - Heptathlon



Evaggelia Platanioti & Despoina Solomou - Swimming


Vasiliki Millousi - Gymnastics


Maria Tsiartsiani & Vassiliki Arvaniti - Beach Volley




42 posted on 07/27/2012 8:05:16 PM PDT by apro
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