By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) ruled that the case of the alleged bribery accusations made by Panathinaikos against Olympiacos following a 2018 game between the two teams will once again return to the Sports Judge of EuroLeague. Per Olympiacos, the club submitted new “pieces of evidence” on the case that CAS took into consideration.
According to Panathinaikos, CAS decided to return the case to the EuroLeague judge, without any other comment. Panathinaikos’ confirms that there’s a new testimony added by a Greek journalist and adds that there’s also a case by Panathinaikos against Olympiacos to be presented simultaneously to the EuroLeague judge.
EuroLeague had previously dismissed the case due to the “absence of concrete evidence” regarding the bribery accusations. Following the match between the two teams, Panathinaikos owner Dimitris Giannakopoulos accused the referees of “betting 20.000 euros each” on the game,” according to the Crew Chief’s report.
Panathinaikos later leaked that Giannakopoulos told nothing as such to the referees and what he said was it was Olympiacos that “promised each of the referees 20.000.” This “non-paper” was the basis of Olympiacos’ initial appeal to EuroLeague’s Sports Judge.