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Hellas, Poor Greece

by | 17th, August 2004

‘THE shame continues – Britain’s Olympians have as yet failed to add to the solitary medal we won at the weekend…in the synchronised diving.

Synchronised Diving (Off A Motorbike) champions

But it is as nothing compared with the embarrassment of the host nation.

The Times reports that Greek prosecutors are now considering bringing criminal charges against the disgraced sprinters Konstantinos Kenteris and Ekaterini Thanou.

The preliminary enquiry into the supposed motorcycle accident last Thursday when the pair claim they were trying to get to a drugs test has been found to contain ‘contradictions’.

And Dimitros Linos, prosecutor for the Greek Supreme Court, says the pair will now face charges of deception and shaming their country.

While you mull over the idea of introducing a similar offence into Britain and wonder who would be in the dock first, we have more bad news for the Greeks.

In a competition marked by farce (including a bellyflop, someone hitting the board on the way down and even a Peter Kay-like intruder), the Greeks won their first gold medal of the games.

In synchronised diving…’

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