CAS finally rejected the 2018 case of Olympiacos against Panathinaikos

2021-08-24T16:13:43+00:00 2021-08-24T16:14:26+00:00.

Aris Barkas

24/Aug/21 16:13

One more long-standing dispute between Olympiacos and Panathinaikos ended as the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected the case

By Eurohoops team/

A dispute that dates back to 2018 was finally closed on the 16 of August. According to multiple sources, the Court of Arbitration for Sport finally decided to reject the case due to a lack of concrete evidence.

The final verdict comes much later than expected and concerns the 2018-19 EuroLeague Regular Season Round 6 collision of the two Greek clubs.

The Reds claimed that their arch-rivals accused them of attempting to bribe the match referees Miguel Angel Perez, Carmelo Paternico, and Jakub Zamojski through a non-paper shared with media outlets. The Crew Chief’s report noted that Panathinaikos OPAP owner Dimitris Giannakopoulos accused the three officials of betting 20.000 euros each on the game.

Euroleague Basketball investigated the matter but decided to dismiss the case on the alleged bribery because there was no concrete evidence to support the accusations. The Independent Disciplinary Judge previously fined Giannakopoulos for his statements during the contest.

The end result is that due to the lack of testimonies on the case CAS decided that the proof presented from Olympiacos was inadequate.