Greek crash under investigation

Updated: September 7, 2004, 12:25 PM ET
Associated Press

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.


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