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Belarus athlete granted visa to enter Poland after refusing to go home

Belarus athlete granted visa to enter Poland after refusing to go home

8/2/2021 7:35:00 PM

Belarus athlete granted visa to enter Pol and after refusing to go home

A Belarusian athlete in Japan for the Oly mpic Games took refuge in the Pol ish embassy in Tokyo on Monday, a day after refusing to board a flight home with her team.

Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has applied for a humanitarian visa and is planning to leave for Poland in the coming days, a Polish deputy foreign minister, Marcin Przydacz, said.She is "safe and in good condition" after walking into the embassy on Monday morning, Przydacz told Reuters.

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Another deputy foreign minister, Pawel Jablonski, said later that the visa had been issued.Tsimanouskaya, 24, had been due to compete in the women's 200 metre heats on Monday but she said that on Sunday she was taken to the airport to board a Turkish Airlines flight.

She refused to board the flight, telling Reuters: "I will not return to Belarus."The incident has focused renewed attention on the political discord in Belarus, a former Soviet state that is run by President Alexander Lukashenko.Police there have cracked down on dissent following a wave of protests triggered by an election last year which the opposition says was rigged to keep him in power. headtopics.com

The Polish official Przydaczwrote earlier on Twitterthat Tsimanouskaya was free to pursue her sporting career in Poland "if she so chooses".She pulled up in front of the embassy in an unmarked silver van about 5 p.m. local time (0800 GMT). She stepped out with her official team luggage, and then greeted two officials before entering the premises.

Two women, one carrying the red and white flag considered the symbol of opposition in Belarus, came to the gates to support her.1/5Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskay enters the Polish embassy in Tokyo, Japan, August 2, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Read MorePOLICE PROTECTIONA Ukrainian interior ministry source told Reuters that Tsimanouskaya's husband, Arseni Zhdanevich, had entered Ukraine. It was not immediately clear whether he was making his way to Poland to be reunited with his spouse.Tsimanouskaya told a Reuters reporter via Telegram that the Belarusian head coach had turned up at her room on Sunday at the athletes' village and told her she had to leave.

"The head coach came over to me and said there had been an order from above to remove me," she wrote in the message. "At 5 (pm) they came my room and told me to pack and they took me to the airport."But she refused to board and sought the protection of Japanese police at the airport. headtopics.com

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The Belarusian Olympic Committee said in a statement coaches had decided to withdraw Tsimanouskaya from the Games on doctors' advice about her "emotional, psychological state".Belarus athletics head coach Yuri Moisevich told state television he "could see there was something wrong with her... She either secluded herself or didn't want to talk."

Earlier on Monday, International Olympic Committee spokesperson Mark Adams said officials would continue conversations with Tsimanouskaya and had asked for a full report from Belarus' Olympic committee.The Japanese government said the athlete had been kept safe while Tokyo 2020 organisers and the IOC checked her intentions.

"Japan is coordinating with relevant parties and continues to take appropriate action," said chief cabinet secretary Katsunobu Kato.On Monday, the IOC spokesperson said it had taken a number of actions against Belarus' Olympic Committee in the run up to the Games following nationwide protests in the country.

In March, the IOCrefused to recognisethe election of Lukashenko's son Viktor as head of the country's Olympic Committee. Both father and son were banned from attending the Games in December.Reporting by Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber and Antoni Slodkowski; additional reporting by Karolos Grohmann,Ilya Zhegulev and Margaryta Chornokondtratenko, Chang-Ran Kim; Writing by Leela de Kretser; Editing by Angus MacSwan headtopics.com

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