Greece's Voula Papachristou expelled from Olympics

Greece's triple-jump champion Paraskevi "Voula" Papachristou has been expelled from the Olympics after posting a tasteless tweet.

Voula Papachristou

Voula Papachristou as postedon her Facebook fansite.

FILE- Greece's Voula Papachristou lands in the sand after her jump at the Women's Triple Jump final at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland, in this file photo dated Friday, June 29, 2012. The Hellenic Olympic Committee has removed triple jumper Voula Papachristou from the team taking part in the upcoming London Olympic Games over comments she made on twitter making fun of African immigrants and expressing support for a far-right party. “The track and field athlete Paraskevi (Voula) Papachristou is placed outside the Olympic Team for statements contrary to the values and ideas of the Olympic movement,” a statement by the Hellenic Olympic Committee says. Papachristou is in Athens, and was to travel to London “shortly before the track events start,” the announcement says.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)

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Paraskevi Papachristou of Greece competes in the Womens Triple Jump during the Aviva London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace on August 5, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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Bronze medalist Paraskevi Papachristou of Greece poses for the photographers after the Women's Triple Jump Final during the XVI Mediterranean Games on July 3, 2009 in Pescara, Italy. (Photo by Getty Images)

Paraskevi Papachristou, la expulsada

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Silver medalist Teresa Nzola Meso Ba of France, gold medalist Athanasia Perra and bronze medalist Paraskevi Papachristou of Greece pose for the photographers after the Women's Triple Jump Final during the XVI Mediterranean Games on July 3, 2009 in Pescara, Italy. (Photo by Getty Images)

Paraskevi Papachristou, la expulsada

FILE- Greece's Voula Papachristou soars through the air in the Women's Triple Jump final at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland, in this file photo dated Friday, June 29, 2012. The Hellenic Olympic Committee has removed triple jumper Voula Papachristou from the team taking part in the upcoming London Olympic Games over comments she made on twitter making fun of African immigrants and expressing support for a far-right party. “The track and field athlete Paraskevi (Voula) Papachristou is placed outside the Olympic Team for statements contrary to the values and ideas of the Olympic movement,” a statement by the Hellenic Olympic Committee says. Papachristou is in Athens, and was to travel to London “shortly before the track events start,” the announcement says.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)

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