Thanou withdraws from home Olympics

Scandal-ridden Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou has revealed that she has withdrawn from the Games.

Scandal-ridden Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou has revealed that she has withdrawn from the Games.

Team-mate and training partner Kostas Kenteris, who also missed a drugs test on the eve of the Games, withdrew this morning.

“I handed my accreditation back to the IOC today,” Thanou said.

“It’s very difficult for an athlete to withdraw from the Olympic Games, especially when they’re in their homeland.

“I respect the institutions. Our country are organising a world celebration.

“I wish them success. I have the love of the world and with this I will continue fighting.”

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