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Greek duo cleared over drugs test controversy


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Greek sprinters Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou have been cleared of deliberately avoiding drugs tests before the 2004 Olympic Games.

The Greek Athletics Federation (CEGAS) announced their verdicts after Kenteris, 31, and Thanou, 30, had come under intense scrutiny for missing drug tests before the opening Olympic ceremony.

They had left the Olympic Village and their whereabouts could not be determined on the day.

But when they were eventually contacted, they asked for extra time to return to the village.

They were later involved in a mysterious motorbike accident which they claimed, happened on their return.

They remained in hospital for four days and after being discharged, they were then suspended by their national Olympic federation.

The International Association of Athletics Federations will now study the SEGAS decision.

Kenteris and Thanou still face a criminal hearing in Greece over charges of avoiding a drugs test and then faking a motorcycle accident.

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