Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou and their coach Christos Tzekos should be found guilty of giving false statements to authorities before the 2004 Athens Olympics in a doping probe, the Athens prosecutor told a court on Tuesday.
The two Sydney 2000 Olympic sprint medallists and their coach are accused of staging a motorcycle crash on the eve of their home Games to avoid a drugs test.
In his summary, Athens public prosecutor Giorgos Petros told a court that, “there is no evidence that there was an accident. The police found no trace of accident at the scene where the two athletes claimed it took place.”
The pair was taken to hospital after the accident where they stayed several days but the prosecutor added that there was no evidence that they had suffered head injuries as claimed.
He also stated that the banned stimulant ephedrine and androgen steroids were found in a warehouse of Tzekos.