Paraskevi Papachristou, the Greek triple jumper, is in news for her controversial statement on Twitter. Having won two gold medals at the European Athletics U23 Championships and represented Greece at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, Paraskevi Papachristou has been removed from London 2012 Olympics for her controversial Twitter statement.
This is what Paraskevi Papachristou posted on Twitter, “With so many Africans in Greece… the West Nile mosquitoes will at least eat homemade food!!!” This was hinting at a small outbreak of West Nile virus in Athens that had led to five falling sick while one person had died. Though she apologized saying that it was just an unfortunate yet tasteless joke, the Greek Olympian Committee decided to ban her from 2012 Summer Olympics.
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