7 Feb 2009

Suspicious device discovered in Greek IOC chief's office

4:08 pm on 7 February 2009

The Greek police are investigating the discovery of an object they believe could be a covert listening device in the Athens office of Greek Olympic Committee president Minos Kyriakou.

In a statement released, Attica regional police confirmed they have been called to Kyriakou's office this week.

"In the evening hours of February 5, 2009 our service was informed about the existence at the office of the president of the Hellenic Olympic Committee of a suspicious object that appeared like a microphone for monitoring conversations," the statement said.

"The police were requested to investigate the incident. The object was collected and was forwarded for further examination, the result of which is still pending."

The investigation comes less than a week before the election on February the 10th for the new president of the committee, which Kyriakou is contesting with Spyros Kapralos, the chairman of the Athens Stock Exchange.