Greek Athletes to learn their fate

Two top Greek athletes will today learn if they will be banned from competing in the Olympics following a drugs scandal.

Two top Greek athletes will today learn if they will be banned from competing in the Olympics following a drugs scandal.

The International Olympics Committee will hold a disciplinary meeting to give sprinters Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou the opportunity to explain why they missed a drugs test last Thursday in the Olympic village in Athens.

The pair, who explained their absence by saying they had been involved in a motorcycle accident, face a potential two-year ban for missing the test.

The scandal has plunged the Games into a crisis, with some countries threatening to pull out if the two Greek athletes are allowed to compete.

Kenteris left hospital in Athens yesterday denying he was a drugs cheat and telling his critics: “After crucifixion comes resurrection.”

Thanou said she felt “bitter” over recent events.

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