|Voula Papachristou expelled from Greece's Olympic team for racist tweet|
Triple jumper Voula Papachristou was expelled from Greece's London 2012 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 is "placed outside the Olympic team for statements contrary to the values and ideas of the Olympic movement."
Her tweet that got her expelled:
"With so many Africans in Greece.. At least the West Nile mosquitoes .. will eat homemade food!!!"
"That's how I am. I laugh. I am not a CD to get stuck!!! And if I make mistakes, I don't press the replay! I press Play and move on!!!"
Her tweets received wider attention when they were translated. People began to pressure her sponsors, as well. She apologized via Twitter: