Suspended jail term for Greek runners

The Sydney 2000 Olympic medallists and their coach Christos Tzekos were accused of staging a crash on the eve of their home Games.  Kenteris, 37 and Thanou, 36, were each sentenced to 31 months in jail as the much delayed trial finally came to a conclusion.

Tzekos, who was the only one of the three accused present in court, was sentenced to 33 months in jail.  Two witnesses who gave testimonies were sentenced to seven and 15 months in jail respectively while the doctors who testified received sentences of between six and eight months.

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