Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is seen at Haneda international airport in Tokyo after refusing to board a plane home. Photo: Reuters Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is seen at Haneda international airport in Tokyo after refusing to board a plane home. Photo: Reuters
Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is seen at Haneda international airport in Tokyo after refusing to board a plane home. Photo: Reuters

Tokyo Olympics: Belarus athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya seeks asylum in Poland, granted humanitarian visa

  • The sprinter refused to board a flight home to Belarus, fearing for her safety after she publicly criticised her coaches, and will instead travel to Poland
  • The brewing diplomatic incident has cast a spotlight on the former Soviet state that is run with a tight grip by President Alexander Lukashenko

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is seen at Haneda international airport in Tokyo after refusing to board a plane home. Photo: Reuters Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is seen at Haneda international airport in Tokyo after refusing to board a plane home. Photo: Reuters
Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is seen at Haneda international airport in Tokyo after refusing to board a plane home. Photo: Reuters
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