Greek far-right party rails at athlete's ban


ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party condemned on Thursday the withdrawal of an athlete from the London Olympics for an anti-African tweet, saying it reflected "racism against Greeks".

Triple jumper Paraskevi Papachristou was taken off the Greek Olympic team on Wednesday after causing an uproar at home with a tweet about West Nile virus and the number of Africans in Greece that was deemed as racist.

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