*The Olympics have jumped off, but before they could really get started, they have been overshadowed with racist overtones.
The Olympics are not about division, but the world’s cultures gathering in friendly competition to become the best of the best. But all of that has been tainted by one Tweet.
Paraskevi (Voula) Papachristou, Greece’s triple-jump champion, was kicked from her position of representing Greece in the Olympics after posting what she thought was a good joke about Africans and the West Nile virus.
But the Hellenic Olympic Committee officials didn’t find it funny and snatched her ticket to London’s games, (more…)