The five-member Greek weightlifting team gave testimony as part of an investigation into a doping scandal that could prevent it from competing at the Beijing Olympics.
|The Greek weightlifting team faces expulsion |
from the Olympics [AFP]
Suspended head coach Christos Iakovou, his assistant Valerios Leonidis, and another three coaches submitted statements through their lawyers.
Eleven of the team's 13 weightlifters tested positive for a banned substance in a spot doping check in March.
The results were announced in April.
In his statement, Iakovou again blamed a faulty batch of diet supplements from China.
He called on prosecutor Andreas Karaflos to ask Chinese judicial authorities to seek testimony from officials of the Shanghai-based drug company.
The 60-year-old Iakovou, who was suspended last month, is one of Greece's most successful coaches.
His lifters have won 12 Olympic medals, including five gold, since the 1992 Barcelona Games.