A Greek court has formally opened the appeal trial of sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou, convicted of faking a motorcycle crash after missing a doping test on the eve of the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Greek sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou were sentenced to a suspended 31-month jail term Tuesday, meaning they are unlikely to serve prison time for being found guilty of faking a motorcycle accident on the eve of the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou testified in court Monday on charges she and teammate Costas Kenteris staged a motorcycle crash to avoid a doping test on the eve of the 2004 Olympics in a major scandal that marred the opening of the Athens Games.
Two-time defending champion Levi Leipheimer, became the third different race leader. He emerged from a chasing group on the final climb with about 17 miles left before finishing a close second to stage winner Thomas Peterson.