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World news | The Guardian, Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya due to leave Tokyo for Poland, on August 3, 2021 9:21 PM at 9:21 PM

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Flight comes after the athlete refused to board a plane home on Monday and sought protection at Polish embassy

Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya was due to leave Japan for Poland on Wednesday after seeking refuge at the Polish embassy in Tokyo following her refusal to board a plane home.

Her refusal to board a flight late on Sunday, after she said she was taken by her team to the airport against her wishes, caused high drama at the Games. She sought protection at the Polish embassy on Monday. Poland has offered her a humanitarian visa.

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, Flight comes after the athlete refused to board a plane home on Monday and sought protection at Polish embassy
Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya was due to leave Japan for Poland on Wednesday after seeking refuge at the Polish embassy in Tokyo following her refusal to board a plane home.
Her refusal to board a flight late on Sunday, after she said she was taken by her team to the airport against her wishes, caused high drama at the Games. She sought protection at the Polish embassy on Monday. Poland has offered her a humanitarian visa. Continue reading…