Ekaterini Thanou

Sports Quiz

1. Why will Munster's new recruit, Brian Lima, miss the European Cup quarter-final against Biarritz today?

2. Who trail Australia as the second and third-ranked test cricket nations?

Sunday, 3 April, 2005, 12:00am

Greek sprinters accused of faking crash

Initial investigations have revealed that Greek sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou faked the motorcycle accident they were in on the day they missed a drugs test last week, a high-ranking legal source said yesterday. The Olympic medallists withdrew from the Games on Wednesday.

20 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

China darling Du's aim is true

As auspicious starts go, it can't get much better. China clinched the first gold of the 2004 Olympic Games on the first full day of competition as sharpshooter Du Li won the women's 10-metre air rifle event in style, with a new Olympic record. Du, 22, was instantly hailed as a national icon by Chinese media, who mobbed her after her win.

15 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

The Games come home

The most tightly guarded Olympics in history got under way in spectacular fashion in Athens last night -outshining a spark of controversy that had earlier threatened to upstage the celebration.

14 Aug 2004 - 12:00am