SPORTS

Volleyball final put off until today

Volleyball has once again been hurt by the fear of violence, as Game 4 of the finals between Olympiakos and Panathinaikos was postponed last night for today at 7 p.m. The match that could have decided the winner of the season’s title, given that Olympiakos leads 2-1 in the best-of-five series and is the host of Game 4, did not get under way last night because a large number of Olympiakos fans without tickets forced their way into the stands at the court in Rendi. Police and match officials refused to allow the game to begin, due to the fact that there had been no real control of those entering the ground, which would have posed a risk for athletes as well as for the fans themselves. After 45 minutes of consultation, the organizers postponed the match until tonight, hoping that police will be able to monitor fans better this time. Olympiakos finds itself on the verge of winning the championship for the second year in succession, courtesy of its 3-2 away triumph in Glyfada on Monday. The Reds won the first set 25-21, only for Panathinaikos to take a 2-1 lead before its own fans (27-25, 25-23), though Olympiakos fought back to land the last two 25-17 and 15-10.