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Belarus Olympian Tsimanouskaya explains decision to seek Poland refuge

AFP, 05 Aug 2021
Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya details the events in the Olympic village that led her to take refuge in Poland rather than return to her native Belarus. The 24-year-old athlete was at the centre of a diplomatic drama after seeking the protection of Tokyo 2020 staff, saying her team was trying to bundle her onto a plane after she publicly criticised her coaches. SOUNDBITE

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