August 2 2021 1:01pm

Tokyo Olympics: Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya seeks asylum in Poland amid standoff with Belarus

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, a Belarusian Olympic sprinter, plans to seek asylum in Poland, Belarusian Sport Solidarity Foundation said Monday, after the athlete alleged that her team’s officials tried to force her to fly home, where she feared she wouldn’t be safe from an autocratic government that recently was accused of diverting a plane in order to arrest a dissident journalist.

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