Drugs probe sprinter leaves hospital

Greek sprinter Kostas Kenteris left an Athens hospital today, four days after a motorcycle crash that followed a missed drug test.

Greek sprinter Kostas Kenteris left an Athens hospital today, four days after a motorcycle crash that followed a missed drug test.

Kenteris and training partner Katerina Thanou are scheduled to appear before an International Olympic Committee panel tomorrow and could face suspension from the Olympic Games. Thanou did not leave the hospital with Kenteris.

The Greek Olympic committee suspended the athletes from their team on Saturday, pending a final decision by the IOC disciplinary committee. Their coach, Christos Tsekos, was also suspended.

Prosecutors have opened an investigation into the motorcycle accident that injured Kenteris, the reigning 200 metre champion, and Thanou, the 100 metre silver medallist at Sydney.

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