Olympiacos penalized with six-point reduction

2019-03-22T12:37:26+00:00 2019-03-22T12:43:42+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

22/Mar/19 12:37


It might have been expected, but Olympiacos was indeed sanctioned by the Greek Basket League for not facing Panathinaikos OPAP.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

The scheduled game between Olympiacos and Panathinaikos OPAP didn’t happen because the Reds decided to forfeit the Basket League Regular Season Round 19 contest. A few days later, the League’s sport judge decided to award the game to the Greens on a 20-0 margin, reduce six points from Olympiacos’ total in the Greek League and also impose an 11,000 Euros fine to the Reds.

The sanctions were expected after Olympiacos committed to forfeiting the match and that’s why no reaction is expected. However, if a similar situation occurs again, David Blatt’s team will be relegated to the second division according to Basket League rules.

It’s worth noting that Olympiacos has already been punished with a six-point reduction for walking out of the Greek Cup semifinal versus Panathinaikos. The club has appealed against the first sanction.