Olympic Games / Belarusian athlete ordered to return home without competing wins political asylum in Poland
Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has refused to board a plane from Tokyo to Minsk after being ordered by her coach to leave before completing her Olympic Games. Her expulsion came after she criticized training procedures and the fact that athletes were forced to participate in competitions for which they had not been trained.
After she sought the help of Tokyo police to prevent her from being deported to Belarus, Tsimanouskaya entered the Polish embassy in Tokyo and is expected to fly to Warsaw on Wednesday for political asylum.
According to the New York Times, Tsimanouskaya is in good physical condition, although she is disappointed that she did not have the opportunity to compete in the Olympics. She is the latest of thousands of public figures in Belarus to seek political asylum in Lithuania and Poland because of the totalitarianism of pro-Russian President Alexander Lukashenko.
Exactly the son of the president, is also the president of the Olympic Committee of Belarus, running this institution without allowing freedom of speech or any kind of complaint about the conditions in which Belarusian talents are treated.