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Greene post sparks Team GB Twitter warning
AFP
London, July 15, 2012
First Published: 21:16 IST(15/7/2012)
Last Updated: 21:17 IST(15/7/2012)

The British Olympic Association (BOA) have reminded their athletes to act "carefully and responsibly" when using social media after world champion Dai Greene broke their guidelines.

Greene, the British athletics team captain for the London 2012 Games and the world 400 metres hurdles champion, reportedly used the word 'gayest' during a Twitter exchange with fellow British athlete Martyn Rooney last month.

The tweet was later deleted by Greene but the Welshman's conduct was investigated by the BOA.

Although Greene has escaped punishment over the incident, a BOA statement issued Sunday said: "We have contacted the leadership of our athletics delegation and asked them to remind their athletes about the importance of using social media carefully and responsibly.

"It's basic advice that we have been providing to all members of the delegation as they go through prep camp and kitting out.

"As far as we are concerned, this issue has been addressed and is behind us."


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