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Brazilian judoka targeted by racist comments on Twitter, Brazil police to investigate case

07/31/2012 12:07 EDT | Updated 09/30/2012 05:12 EDT
NEWCASTLE, England - The Brazilian Olympic Committee is condemning racist comments made on Twitter against a Brazilian judoka at the London Games.

The committee says the comments were made about Rafaela Silva on Twitter in Brazil after her elimination in the round of 16 of the 57-kilogram women's division on Monday.

Silva said she doesn't want to take the case forward but the committee said in a statement on Tuesday that it was studying possible legal action against those who made the racist comments.

The committee said "Brazil is a multiracial country and should not tolerate any type of attitude encouraging any kind of segregation."

Brazil Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo told Brazilian media he will ask police to investigate the case.

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