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The Tweet That Got An Athlete Expelled From The Olympics

How one track and field athlete punched her ticket home.

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This is 23-Year-Old Greek triple-jumper Paraskevi "Voula" Papachristou. She earned a spot to compete at this summer's Olympics in London.

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But then on Sunday she tweeted the following:

This roughly translates to:

(Translation via Google)
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(Translation via Google)

The comment caused an uproar in Greece and Papachristou was removed from the Olympic team.

She has since taken to Twitter to apologize.

This apology was posted in both English and Greek.
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This apology was posted in both English and Greek.

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