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Greece expels athlete from the Olympic team over racist tweet

After posting some Twitter comments in which she showed her support for a far-right party and mocked the African immigrants, Voula Papachrstou was expelled from Greece`s Olympic team on Wednesday. The triple jumper made some “statements contrary to the values and ideas of the Olympic movement”, said the Hellenic Olympic Committee in regard to Papachristou`s situation. "It's the same as violating fair play. We are not here just to get medals, but to promote the Olympic ideals, to show our character," said Isidoros Kouvelos, head of Greece`s Olympic mission. Papachristou was not contacted by the Hellenic Olympic Committee either before or after they
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Ankie Spitzer: widow of Munich victim makes olympic plea

An urgent plea for a minute of silence at the 2012 Summer Olympics` Opening Ceremony has been made on Wednesday by the widow of an Israeli Olympian killed in a terrorist attack on the 1972 Munich Games. She asked the organizers to keep this minute of silence in the memory of her husband and 10 other Israelis murdered 40 years ago. Three members of Congress and top American Jewish community leaders have joined Ankie Spitzer in her attempt to make the International Olympic Committee change its stance. Even though U.S. President Barack Obama, along with his Republican rival Mitt Romney and other
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The 2012 London Olympic games begin in Cardiff

The start of the biggest sporting celebration ever staged in Britain was reassuringly familiar, even though there were many discussions surrounding the opening ceremonies, celebrity cauldron-lighter and flag-bearers. The
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North Korea stage walk out in line prior to their match against Colombia

Prior to their match against Colombia in the Olympic women`s soccer competition, North Korea`s team decided to leave the pitch after a huge mistake made by the organizers,
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Alex Morgan scores two goals against France

In the first day of Olympic competition, the United States women`s soccer team managed to defeat France with 4-2 in the London Games. Favored to win the their third
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Hanley Ramirez moves to the Dodgers

No longer wanted by his longtime employer, Hanley Ramirez was acquired by the Dodgers, a team that has a taste for talented but mercurial players. The three-time All-Star Hanley
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Michael Phelps` Olympic picture looks like a mugshot

If we take a look at the Olympic pictures of some of the competing athletes, we can discover some horrible head shots. One clear example is given by
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Melo can back-up Tyson Chandler on Team USA

Nicknamed Melo, Camerlo Anthony proved his versatility on the basketball field in U.S.A`s 113-59 victory against the Dominican Republic in an exhibition game played at UNVL`s Thomas &
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