2 Aug 2021

Tokyo 2020: Belarus Olympian receives Polish visa after refusing to fly home

News Correspondent

A sprinter from Belarus has been offered a humanitarian visa by Poland, after refusing an order to fly home early from the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Krystina Timanovskaya is now under police protection in the Polish embassy, claiming she feared for her safety after she had criticised the Belarus team coaches on social media.

Belarus claims that she had been removed from the team because of her emotional state.