Sprinters may see vindication

Disgraced Greek sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou have a good chance of being acquitted for a series of missed doping tests when their case appears before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, their lawyer said yesterday. The pair – charged with avoiding three doping tests, including one on the eve of last year’s Olympics – were found not guilty by a Greek disciplinary committee in March. The decision triggered the wrath of IAAF, which lodged an appeal with CAS. «All of the evidence shows no guilt. We have studied the facts, we are prepared and I think we will do well,» lawyer Gregory Ioannidis said in an interview. (Reuters)

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