Kenteris and Thanou dodge court date

Former sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou, who were banned after missing their doping test at the Athens Olympics in 2004, failed to turn up in court on Monday.

The pair are being tried in connection to the motorcycle accident that led to them missing the test. Kenteris?s lawyer said that his client could not attend because he was abroad for family reasons.

Thanou?s lawyer did not offer an explanation for her absence.

The athletes’ coach at the time, Christos Tzekos, and the doctors from KAT Hospital who treated Kenteris and Thanou appeared in court,