posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 12:26 PM
ATHENS, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Greek sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou came out of hospital after a mysterious motorcycle crash which left
Kenteris with scratches and Thanou with no visible injuries, according to a medical report.
A judicial source said a report by Athens' top medical examiner said Kenteris, a gold medallist at the Sydney Olympics, had some scratches on the shin
and the right elbow.
However, the source said both athletes, the host country's best medal hopes at the Athens Games, had complained of dizziness and the examiner's
inspection on Monday could not rule out internal head injuries.
The initial hospital report had said Thanou had suffered abdominal injuries and a sprain to the right leg while Kenteris had slight head injuries, a
sprain to the vertebra at the back of his neck, a knee sprain and scratches to the right leg.
"Filipos Koutsaftis has completed his medical examination of the athletes as ordered by the state prosecutor Dimitris Papangelopoulos," the source
"He did not find any injuries to Thanou and only minor injuries to Kenteris," the source said.
Papangelopoulos had sent Koutsaftis to check on the athletes after some media questioned the accident and its causes.
The report became public a few hours after the two were driven away from an Athens hospital, their first public appearance since missing dope tests on
Thursday. They said the crash happened in the early hours of Friday.