The Koriopolis is the name given by the Greek press for a match fixing scandal in Greek football that came to light in June 2011. The investigation centres around offences including illegal gambling, fraud, extortion and money laundering.
The investigation was launched after UEFA, the sports governing body in Europe, published a report that indicated at least 40 matches were fixed in the country during the 2009–10 season. Among the 68 suspects listed by judicial authorities on 24 June 2011 were Greek Super League chairman and Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis and Olympiacos player Avraam Papadopoulos, other club officials, players, referees and a chief of police. Details of the scandal were outlined in a 130-page document, a copy of which was seen by the Associated Press. It contains numerous transcripts of recorded telephone conversations, filled with profanities and threats of physical violence, allegedly between corrupt team officials deciding match results, using players and referees.
Giorgos Nikitiadis, the government’s deputy culture minister, described the investigation as "the darkest page in the history of Greek football" and the probe would go "as deep and as high as necessary", while AEK Athens president Stavros Adamidis said the domestic game had reached "rock bottom".
On 28 July 2011 it was announced that Olympiakos Volou and Kavala would be relegated to the Football League, and their chairmen Achilleas Beos and Makis Psomiadis would face a lifelong ban from any football-related activity. However, both of them appealed this decision.
On 10 August 2011 the final decision from the HFF's court had been made. It was ultimately decided that both teams would remain in the Superleague, though with points deducted from the 2011-12 Superleague season; Olympiakos Volou had 10 points deducted and Kavala 8 points.
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- Olympiakos Volou excluded from Europa League
- Olympiakos Volou and Kavala to the Delta Ethniki (Greek)