Tuesday, September 7, 2004
Greek crash under investigation
ATHENS, Greece -- Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou was
questioned Tuesday by a prosecutor investigating a suspicious
motorcycle accident that also involved Kostas Kenteris after they
missed a drug test.
Thanou, who took silver in the 100 meters in Sydney, and
Kenteris, the surprise 200-meter gold medalist in 2000, could not
be found at the Olympic Village for an Aug. 12 doping test. Hours
later, they said they were involved in the accident that happened
because they were rushing back to the Olympic village to be tested.
They spent several days in the hospital with cuts and bruises, and
later withdrew from the Olympics.
Prosecutor Spyros Mouzakitis has been investigating the crash.
Kenteris and Thanou have denied any wrongdoing.