Track And Field: Greece: Konstantinos Kenteris

Will the Athens games be marked by a sudden ascendancy in Greek athletics? Olympic officials were so unprepared for Konstantinos Kenteris' victory in the 200-m run that they had made no arrangements for a translator for interviews. Kenteris' coach had to step in.

Not that the officials can be blamed. The last time a Greek man won gold in a running event was in the marathon at the very first modern Games in 1896. To find another great Greek sprinter, one probably has to go back to Hermes. Kenteris' gold was Greece's fourth of the Games, including one claimed by national...

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