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KRYSTSINA TSIMANOUSKAYA

Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya defected to Poland during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after refusing to board a return flight to Belarus on Aug. 1, 2021.
MORE SPORTS / Athletics
Aug 8, 2023
Belarusian sprinter who defected at Olympics to race for Poland
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya refused to board a flight back home from Tokyo in August 2021 when she was removed from the Games against her will.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 7, 2021
Relay controversy key to Belarusian sprinter's defection
Some athletes say Tsimanouskaya's objection to running in the 4x400-meter relay without having trained for the distance was legitimate.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 6, 2021
Polish ambassador hopes case of Belarusian sprinter raises human rights awareness
Tokyo-based Ambassador Pawel Milewski stressed that both Poland and Japan went to great lengths to protect the athlete, fearing that sending her home could put her in danger.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 6, 2021
Belarusian sprinter opted to defect on way to Tokyo airport over safety fears
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said her family feared she would be sent to a psychiatric ward if she went back to her home country.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 6, 2021
Two Belarus officials stripped of Tokyo Games accreditation over involvement in sprinter incident
The IOC launched disciplinary proceedings against the officials two days ago over their role in an athlete's refusal to return to Belarus.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 5, 2021
Belarusian sprinter reaches Poland after defying order to return home
The 24-year-old had refused to return to her authoritarian homeland from the Tokyo Olympics in a saga reminiscent of Cold War sporting defections.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 3, 2021
IOC launches investigation into case of Belarusian sprinter
The International Olympic Committee said it was awaiting a report from the Belarusian National Olympic Committee in the case of sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 3, 2021
Day 10 recap: Politics and drama as Biles, Belarus and New Zealand's Hubbard in spotlight
China has pulled ahead on the medals tally with 29 golds, followed by the United States with 22 and Japan on 17.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 2, 2021
Belarusian Olympic sprinter receives humanitarian visa from Poland
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya sought asylum after she narrowly avoided being forced to board a plane back to her home country following her criticism of Belarus coaches.

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