National coach accused by former Olympic weightlifterSuspended national coach Christos Iacovou has been accused by Christos Konstantinidis, the former Olympic weightlifter of giving banned substances to athletes.

Konstantinidis, who represented Greece at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, provided evidence to a judicial investigation set up to look into a recent doping scandal in which 11 members of the 14-member national weightlifting team tested positive for the anabolic steroid methyltrienolone.

Prosecutor Andreas Karaflos was told by Konstantinidis that Iacovou had pressed him to take banned substances in 1997.

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