A Greek sailing coach has gone on trial in Athens accused of raping an 11-year-old girl, in a case that came to light when a gold medal-winning athlete spoke out about sexual abuse in sport.

Coach Triantafyllos Apostolou appeared in court on Wednesday, almost 12 years after the alleged rape took place.

The victim and her family were also in court, along with former Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou. Read More