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Olympics 2020: a Belarusian athlete taken by force to the airport


He is accused of having criticized Belarusian coaches.

LBelarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who was scheduled to compete in the 200m series at the Olympics on Monday, was forcibly driven to Tokyo airport, according to several journalists present, including those from Reuters.

She is accused of having criticized Belarusian coaches on Instagram for registering her in the 4x400m relay when she did not train for this event.

The sprinter, who has expressed her refusal to return to Belarus, is said to have requested political asylum in Japan.

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