Greek Olympic athlete Voula Papachristou disqualified over racist tweet

Greek triple jump athlete Voula Papachristou, who had been part of Greece's delegation to the London Olympics, has been expelled from the team over a racist post on her Twitter account earlier this week, Greece newspaper Ekathimerini reports.

The athlete is said to have referred to the West Nile virus and immigrants in Greece.

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Greek athlete banned over tweet

Greece has expelled one of its Olympic athletes for posting a tweet seen as racist. Triple jumper Voula Papachristou has apologised for sending the tweet, which referred to the West Nile virus and immigrants in Greece.