Greek Triple Jumper Booted Off Olympic Team in Disgrace After She Mocked African Immigrants on Twitter

Adam Shergold, Daily Mail (London), July 25, 2012

A Greek triple jumper was today kicked off her Olympic team over comments on Twitter mocking African immigrants and expressing support for a far-right party.

The Hellenic Olympic Committee said Voula Papachristou was dropped from the team ‘for statements contrary to the values and ideas of the Olympic movement.’

Papachristou, who is currently in Athens, was due to travel to London shortly before the start of the athletics events but has now been excluded.

On Monday, she tweeted: ‘With so many Africans in Greece… At least the West Nile mosquitoes will eat home made food!!!’

This is a reference to an outbreak of the West Nile virus, a potentially fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes of African origin, in Athens this summer.

One man died and another 180 have been infected since the outbreak began.

She also re-tweeted a comment from Ilias Kasidiaris, a politician with Golden Dawn, criticising Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s stance on immigration.

It created a storm on the social network, with other users accusing her of being a ‘Nazi’ and a supporter of the extremist right-wing political party.

Papachristou later took to Twitter to try and defuse the row, saying: ‘I apologize if I insulted people! I have no mingling with politics!!! I am only athlete!!’

But her comments were to no avail as pressure mounted on her to be thrown out of the Greek Olympic squad.

The left-wing party Democratic Left led calls for her to step down, saying ‘racist humour and jokes’ had no place in Greek society.

This afternoon, Isidoros Kouvelos, President of the Greek Olympics Committee, confirmed her expulsion.

Papachristou has since apologised again for her comments on her Facebook page. She wrote: I would like to express my heartfelt apologies for the unfortunate and tasteless joke I published on my personal Twitter account.

‘I am very sorry and ashamed for the negative responses I triggered, since I never wanted to offend anyone, or to encroach human rights.

‘My dream is connected to the Olympic Games and I could not possibly participate if I did not respect their values. Therefore, I could never believe in discrimination between human beings and races.

‘I would like to apologise to all my friends and fellow athletes, who I may have insulted and shamed, the National Team, as well as the people and companies who support my athletic career. Finally, I would like to apologise to my coach and my family.’

The 23-year-old was not among the favourites for gold in London. She finished 11th in the European Championships in Helsinki earlier this year and was 8th at last August’s World Championships in Daegu.

Her personal best in the triple jump is 14.72m and her season’s best was just 14.58m, half a metre behind the favourites.

Her Twitter account has been taken down.

Voula Papachristou

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  • Herman

    Have you ever noticed black people are far more vicious in their comments than any other ethnic, racial etc. group?

    They are the only group that refers to their women as bitches and hos’.¬†

    But they also express the most outrage when someone makes fun of them.

    • mikejones91

      White people who listen to rap call girls/women bitches too. Even white girls who listen to rap refer to other girls as bitches. Cultural cancer. 

      • Soon to be terminal cultural cancer

        • White people need their own homeland. ¬†Maybe Russia, they are white and now have the best nuclear weapons on earth.

          • JustaWhiteMom

            Lots of oil, too.

      • Strider73

        ¬†Which is why they’re known as “whiggers.”

  • Joe Batters

    White people need to stop this apologizing for exercising their God given right of freedom of speech.¬† She knows full well what her comment implied so she should stand by it.¬† The reason we have gotten ourselves into this racial mess is due to cowardice and apathy.¬† I am 32 years old and I know the days of fearing being called a “racist” are long past me.¬† Stand up for yourself, your country and more importantly your race because if we continue down this path we will lose everything .¬† On a lighter note, West Nile virus, another gift from the great continent of Afrika

    • libertarian1234

      ¬†“The reason we have gotten ourselves into this racial mess is due to cowardice and apathy. ”

      I agree.

      However, it is cowardice and apathy that comes  from those who have the most influence in this society, like politicians, the press,  other media,  corporations, etc.  

      There’s no way we could have been brought down so greatly if they hadn’t capitulated in order to placate the black masses¬†and by so doing¬†protect their power and assets¬†by preventing large scale civil upheaval.¬† Or at least they thought they were protecting themselves, unaware, ¬†or not caring, ¬†that they were making things worse.

      We’re on the edge right now, and we’re about to reach a tipping point.

    • ¬†>>White people need to stop this apologizing for exercising their God given right of freedom of speech.

      I hate to disagree, but I don’t believe there is actually a God-given right to free speech.¬† “Where is that in the Bible?”, as Protestants say.¬† Liberals dont believe in a God-given right to free speech, or a God-given anything.¬† But conservatives believe in it and will live or die on it.¬† Unfortunately, it’s been more of the latter lately.¬† If you’re Catholic, you believe in a certain human dignity, which includes a certain freedom from government oppression, and a limited freedom to seek the truth by the use of Reason.¬† But, ultimately, only the Truth has rights.¬† Liberals understand this implicitly.¬† When will we?¬† When will we stop playing the game by rules which assure we lose??

  • Tim

    Scrutiny for racism…. It`s never more than a hop,skip and a jump away.

  • bbshaw

    If racist jokes and humor have no place in Greek society, that only leaves racist seething and rancor. 

  • Her Twitter account has been taken down.” ¬†<< This is perhaps¬†the¬†scariest part. ¬†Is Twitter taking people down now for famous "racists".

  • The Olympic Committee, in their PR, always make a big deal about the countless hours of dedication and training that the Olympians put in. ¬†Yet, they don’t hesitate to throw all that in the trashcan for a racially-tinged joke? ¬†There’s no justice…. ¬†

  • Tim

    The picture of the girl and the flag is so¬†contrived, so Corporate, ¬†so sensualized and so Cosmo that it has finally and irrevcocable killed any residual affection I had ¬†for the Olympics… When did Zeus, Hercules and Apollo sell out to Pepsico and Mc Donald`s?!?…

  • JustaWhiteMom

    Meanwhile, a 12 year old white boy was drowned in boiling water in South Africa.¬† Can’t imagine why this beautiful girl would object to being reduced to a minority in her own country.

  • Francis Galton

    Listen up, White people, here’s the “memo” you didn’t get:

    No matter how accomplished you are, no matter how much you have helped other people or improved the world, no matter how many positive things you have done in your life, if you EVER insult violent, criminal, low-IQ, “net-negative” groups of people–you will be reduced to NOTHING!

    Isn’t that right, Dr. Watson?

  • Dr Al

    Good for her.  She may be hurting now but she has just had her awakening.   She will REALLY see the truth in a few months after she has really thought about what just happened.

    So many whites will have to learn the hard way, like her, that whites are HATED.  She cracked a pretty good funny joke, of no real harm, but gets her lungs ripped out for it. Why?

    Well, white girl, you made fun of the people of color and in return they KILL YOU.  Learned your lesson? Good.

  • This is really bad .¬† This woman has been denied the right to her country, her race and her freedom.

    The explicit message here is — You as a white person have no right to your country and to have your ethnic identity and future protected.

    THAT’s the only ‘racism’ here.

    This really is a LOW point for PC repression. 

    I’m disgusted.

    I didn’t¬† care much about the Olympics anymore, this really confirms that.

    Advertisers wont get my money. 

  • Church_of_Jed

    Another White victim of the Diversity Curse.  

    Blood in the water- Buchanan, Riley, Derbyshire, Papachristou- who’s next?¬†

  • Dr. X

    Dear Friends:

    Obviously she said something against The Party¬† for Big Brother to make her the object of today’s Two Minutes’ Hate.

    Winston Smith

  • NYB

    And King Leonidis of Spartan fame will henceforth be known as a xenophobic bigot for not surrendering to the Persians at Thermopylae. 

  • It’s like this, Voula: If you’ve said it publicly, then stand by it. Don’t back down, and don’t apologize. That only encourages the Leftists who would like to silence all dissent from our side.

    You do look pretty good, though.

  • anarchyst

    The “tribe” is behind this woman’s expulsion.¬† Look at what the “tribe” did to derail Kurt Waldheim’s political career . . .

  • Church_of_Jed

    Another na√Įve white momentarily forgets about the sacredness of blacks, and has her career ruined

  • What if an African Olympian says:¬†
    ‚ÄėWith so many North Americans in South Africa, … ¬†At least the Lyme Disease tics will eat home made food!!!‚Äô ¬†Do they then ban her from competition?¬†

  • ncpride

    Are those cornrows in her hair?! Uggg. Stop your groveling girl, it NEVER does any good. Defy them all since you have been ‘punished’ for your ‘crime’ and REALLY speak your mind! And for heavens sake… get RID of that ridiculous hairstyle and get something more in line with your race and people.

    • ¬†Well-played. But … go easy.¬† That was originally an ancient Egyptian women’s hair style, and as we all know, the ancient Egyptians were WHITE.¬† Plus it’s appropriate for a Daughter of Helen to wear that style because Greeks have been living in Egypt since ancient times. Herodotus, who visited Egypt in the 4th century BC, claimed that the Greeks were one of the first foreigners that ever lived in Egypt.

  • 1proactive2

    If a group of those¬†“Greek Africans” got ahold of that beautiful kid she’d be torn to pieces – after being violated multiple times.¬† But in the insane world of PC, those who insult chronic social parasites, be¬†said insult¬†real or imagined, will get a career-killing punishment as a consequence.

    As an aside; Africans in Greece now? Is there a country they won’t try to escape to? They always¬†land in countries with social benefits that demand nothing of them in return, even after they prey on the native population.¬† Sort of like the U.S., I suppose.

    The continent of Africa must be hell on earth since so many natives are trying to get¬†out –¬†by any means possible.¬†

    This young athlete has learned a valuable life lesson. I hope she doesn’t let it destroy her.

  • splitsing

    It’s anti-intellectualism at its finest.¬† The left love diversity so long as it’s being shoved down whitey’s throad–there is no place for diversity in the economy of ideas.¬† No, dissenters are marginalized as sexists, homophobe, bigot, islamophobe, and don’t forget the dreaded racist.

    Things will change, at least to a degree, when whites get fed up with and start becoming offended at the charge of racism. 

    For me, it’s not even totally that I’m white–although that is a big part of it but, I thank God every day that I’m not black.

  • Ex-Olympic athletes have admitted that they don’t really need or use all the condoms they grab, they just grab a lot in order to peddle rumors about their libidos.¬†

  • Rocky Bass,

     Her comment would suggest her head is on straight anyway. She is smokin hot too.

  • Here we go: they’re trying to link her to The Golden Dawn Party ( meagerly if you ask me):

    The head of the Greece’s Olympic Committee Isidoros Kouvelos said Papachristou had “showed no respect for the basic Olympian value” in her actions. <<John says, whatever that means. I'm sure there was no ethnic humor in ancient Greece. Even the revived Olympic Games in 1859 featured many nations that still had slavery, including our own.

    "She made a mistake and in life we pay for our mistakes," he told SKAI TV. << John says, wish we were so law and order on stuff like,, armed robbery, rape, murder.

    Serious question: is there any way that the international race realist community can show support for this poor girl? Is there a PO Box that we can send well wishes to, or can we send money to help relaunch her life? Any Greek Amren readers here? I always feel so bad for folks that get destroyed by the media, or worse prosecuted by governments for politically incorrect free speech, and I always wonder if anybody is reaching out to them.

    here's the tweet that I got from @PrivacyCamp that informed me of this, by the way: "Greek Olympian Mocks African Immigrants, Supports Fascists On Twitter – Trove // Removed from the Games"

    (Apparently it's of great concern to Internet privacy advocates, and folks opposing the Stop Online Piracy Act, that Greek fascist re-tweeting be stamped out everywhere it finds it.)

  • razorrare

    She also re-tweeted a comment from Ilias Kasidiaris, a politician with Golden Dawn, criticising Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s stance on immigration.
    It created a storm on the social network, with other users accusing her of being a ‚ÄėNazi‚Äô and a supporter of the extremist right-wing political party.

    Very clever…the writer throws this in as an aside as to why she rceived an expulsion from the Olympic Games…in my view it was this act that did her in…tweeting a comment from Ilias Kasidiaris,a politician with the Golden Dawn,in referance to immigration…This comment or tweet should have been the ‘ALSO’ comment thrown in as an aside…>>>

    With so many Africans in Greece‚Ķ At least the West Nile mosquitoes will eat home made food!!!‚Äô…this tweet hardly shows any racial animus and in fact can pass politically correct standards(use of the word “African” instead of the N word or any other derogatory term)…No,it was her agreement with the words of Ilias Kasidiartis in regards to immigration that was the leading cause of her getting expelled from the Games.

  • MekongDelta69

    This is what the Daily Mail wouldn’t let me say (and I tried three times):

    Never, EVER do, say, or even think ANYTHING bad about black (or any non-white) people in this Orwellian, PC world. Remember, to leftists, ‘racism’ only runs one way.

    But if you do, you will lose your job, be ostracized from your family, your friends will disavow you and you’re supposed to live the rest of your life in ‘shame’ for being so ‘insensitive.’

    Any minority can do, say and think anything they want to and about white people and nothing will ever happen. (They are a ‘protected class’ of people.) It will be encouraged and applauded by spineless white leftists.

    • anarchyst

      Especially vile are those of the “tribe” who have been extremely successful in stifling free speech with threats and personal and professional destruction.
      Those of the “tribe” push “multiculturalism” and “diversity” on everyone else but themselves.¬† Only they are allowed to purify their race.

  • razorrare

    Will such harsh sanctions such as expulsion be put on Israeli athletes that support in word President Nentenyahu’s stance on immigration pertaining to other black Africans? Of course not.

  • JustaWhiteMom

    Is it just me, or is it beginning to look more and more like there is a genocidal conspiracy afoot?¬† I really like to give people the benefit of the doubt, but its getting harder by the day.¬† I mean she didn’t even say anything particularly insulting to blacks.¬† She just noted their presence in Greece without rejoicing about it.¬† To me, it just looks like a deliberate attempt to quash dissent by an elite that knows it is perpetrating a historical treason.¬† I don’t think they’re worried about black people’s feelings; I think they’ about proceeding with their agenda whilst keeping their heads firmly attached.

    • anarchyst

      The “tribe” is behind it. . .

    • “Is it just me, or is it beginning to look more and more like there is a genocidal conspiracy afoot?”.¬† Yes it does look that way doesnt it?¬† But blacks couldnt pull off an organized sabotage like that.¬† Let’s see, … what group is smart enough, powerful enough, and would have an interest in doing such a thing? I’ll think on it….

      • JustaWhiteMom

        I know, its getting too blatant to ignore isn’t it?¬† I believe the anti-white, pro-immigrant consensus of the¬†“group” to which you refer is going to crack and many talented people will go the way of Lawrence Auster and Ilana Mercer.¬† I stand ready to bury the hatchet and work for a better future.¬† The alternative wouldn’t be pretty for either side I dare say.

        • I hope they do follow Auster and Mercer’s lead.

  • Strider73

    ¬†Perhaps this is what you’re referring to. If so, I’ll buy it as soon as a Kindle version is available.

  • The expulsion is the best thing that has happened to her. Just- she shouldn’t have apologized.

  • Token Finn

    I read about this elsewhere and all I can say is she’s my olympic hero of all time. I don’t give a hell about the olympics but I understand that for a world champion level athlete like her, being denied the opportunity to compete is a disgusting blow. My own problem with the law regarding nothing else but writing on the internet really made me feel for her. I’m sure this will achieve little but make her see just how right she was about her politics. It’s unfortunate that she posted a retraction but I do not blame her for that either. Strong as she may be for her size and gender, she is not supposed to take on all the blacks of the world on her own.

  • She should quit sports and become a spokeswoman for the far-right. The media already killed her athletic career. We should all write to her and try to bring her to the dark side.

  • Marcus Trajanus

    ¬†“we are the only continent that does not have women enslaved as sex objects.”¬† Really?¬† So African women have full autonomy and control over their bodies, right? And there’s much less rape than in Western countries, yes?

  • Marcus Trajanus

    “The left-wing party Democratic Left led calls for her to step down,
    saying ‚Äėracist humour and jokes‚Äô had no place in Greek society. ” And the “Democratic Left” gets to decide what does or doesn’t have a place in Greek society? Since when? What of all the Greeks who say Africans have no place in Greek society? They don’t get a voice? Good luck trying to police every home, pub, school yard, street corner, etc. where “racist humour and jokes” might be heard.

  • Libertarian Realist

    Can we kindly borrow Abe Foxman of the ADL for a minute, since we lack any advocacy organizations of our own? These public destructions of Whites for speaking truth has simply got to stop!

    • JustaWhiteMom

      We have advocacy groups.¬† Its just that the media is run by a hostile elite who will not give them any airtime.¬† I watched Jared Taylor on the Phil Donahue show on youtube again recently.¬† It was amazing how effective he was.¬† I’ll bet you to this day that many of the people in that audience are pro-white.¬† Media hostility is the only thing standing in our way.¬† I do not believe whites are suicidal.¬† They are simply plugged in to a Matrix.¬† I think the elites know this and that is why white advocates are excluded and silenced.

  • Has anybody noticed this part of the story: “This is a reference to an outbreak of the West Nile virus, a potentially fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes of African origin,
    in Athens this summer. One man died and another 180 have been infected since the outbreak began.”

    Are there any entomolgists on the Amren board that can explain how these mosquitoes even got to Greece? 

    Whether it was brought to Greece by immigrants or no (which she was not even implying)t, I could see how a Greek person like Miss Papachristou could be a little less than overjoyed by the recent outbreak of a new deadly virus to her home country and might tweet unguardedly about it.  Sheesh! The worst part of this story is the injustice of it. A total ban from the Olympics!  Years of monastic-like training thrown into thee dustbin by the forces of political correctness.