Nikos Kaklamanakis

Sports minister suspends funding to sailing federation amid abuse probe

Deputy Minister of Sports Lefteris Avgenakis announced on Tuesday he was suspending all funding to the Greek Sailing Federation and ordering an audit of its board members' assets, as part of an investigation into allegations of sexual assault, mismanagement and corruption by senior officials.

Olympian’s Sexual Abuse Allegations Trigger ‘Me Too’ Outcry in Greece

The HSF's own response, in which it called on Bekatorou to "be specific", has further angered the Greek public. Two board members stepped down in protest while the Stravros Niarchos Institute, a high-profile donor to the HSF, has suspended its support.