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krystsina tsimanouskaya'>Athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who said the Belarus team tried to forcibly fly her home from the Tokyo Olympics and has since sought refuge in Poland, has sold a medal of hers for $21,000, a sports NGO said

krystsina tsimanouskaya'>Athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who said the Belarus team tried to forcibly fly her home from the Tokyo Olympics and has since sought refuge in Poland, has sold a medal of hers for $21,000, a sports NGO said

What took place at the Tokyo Olympic Games was never supposed to be political, Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya tells SBS News. But as she adjusts to life in a new country, she says she'll continue to speak out.

‘I have decided not to be silent anymore,’ says Krystsina Tsimanouskaya. The Belarusian sprinter escaped the Tokyo Olympics to seek refuge in Poland, where she lives under 24-hour protection. Read about the details of her escape — over a Lunch with the FT

The Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya speaks to the FT about her escape to Poland, life under Alexander Lukashenko and the uncertain future she faces

Under guard in Poland, Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya longs for normality. She talks to Euronews about her escape from Tokyo, exile in Warsaw and plans for the future. Read the interview here:

Lunch with the FT: Olympic defector Krystsina Tsimanouskaya: ‘Eventually, we will win’ When was the last time a Lunch interviewee refused food/drink?

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, the Belarusian sprinter who defected at the #Tokyo2020  Olympics, is hoping to run for Poland. Tsimanouskaya said it can take three years to change sporting citizenship, but she hoped her application would be fast-tracked

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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki shared a video of krystsina tsimanouskaya'>Belarus Olympian Krystsina Tsimanouskaya arriving in Poland from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She was granted a humanitarian visa to reside in Poland after she raised safety concerns about going back to Belarus.

The Belarusian Olympic athlete who fled to Poland during the games has spoken publicly about the ordeal. Krystina Tsimanouskaya says her grandmother warned her not to "come back home" after threats were made to her and her family.

Exclusive: Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she was taken to the airport against her wishes to board a flight back home after she publicly complained about national coaches at the Tokyo#Olympics . @gabrielletf  reports

"When I arrived at the airport, I used the Google translator to translate in Japanese that I need help. I came to police and showed the translation." Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she used quick thinking to avoid being forced onto a plane in Tokyo

In an exclusive interview with @Reuters , Belarussian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya decided to defect as she was being driven to a Tokyo airport because her grandmother told her that it wasn't safe to return home

"You can't come back to home." Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said her grandmother warned her not to go home after team officials forced her to leave #Tokyo2020  early. She arrived in Poland from Japan Wednesday

Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya walked into Poland's embassy in Tokyo a day after refusing to board a flight against her wishes. The 24-year-old would seek asylum in Poland, a member of the local Belarus community who was in touch with her said

BREAKING: Belarus Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has received a humanitarian visa from Poland, where she plans to seek asylum, a Polish official says.

Japanese authorities and the IOC need to take this seriously. Having taken this stand, Tsimanouskaya’s life will be in danger if she is forced to return to Belarus.

Typical of a dictatorship, Belarus authorities ordered sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya to return home from the Tokyo Olympics because she criticized the coaches. She says she will seek asylum. By no means should she be forcibly returned to Belarus.

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