Canada The athlete Krystina Tsimanouskaya expected in Poland, support from the Belarusian opposition

18:37  03 august  2021
18:37  03 august  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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La sprinteuse Biélorusse Krystsina Tsimanouskaya va trouver refuge en Pologne, où son arrivée est prévue le mercredi 4 août à Varsovie. © AFP - Yuki Iwamura The Sprintuse Belarusian Krystina Tsimanouskaya will find refuge in Poland, where his arrival is scheduled for Wednesday 4 August in Warsaw.

The Krystina Tsimanouskaya Krystina Sprinter will find refuge in Poland. The athlete says he escaped a forced return to Belarus in a lot of Olympics in Tokyo, after criticizing coaches of his delegation.

Belarusian sprinter Krystina Tsimanouskaya is expected this Wednesday 4 August in Warsaw, three days after escaping to a forced return in her country . The NGO The Belarusian house based in the Polish capital has also called the diaspora to gather at the airport to welcome the athlete. According to this NGO, a meeting between the sprinter and the media will be organized in the coming days. This Tuesday, Krystina Tsimanouskaya was once again talking with the Polish ambassador to Tokyo who said the young woman was fine.

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Several European countries had proposed asylum at the sports. The choice of Poland, regularly criticized for the policy led by conservative power, could therefore surprise. But Warsaw is one of the main supports of the Belarusian opposition, points our correspondent in the Polish capital, Sarah Bakaloglou . Monday night, Prime Minister Morset Morawiecki denounced on his Facebook account a "attempted kidnapping" on the part of the Minsk regime and calling the international community to oppose it firmly.

"The government, the main political parties, but also civil society have been supporting the movement for Belarusian democracy for several years," says Jerome Hurstals, specialist in Poland and Lecturer at Paris Dauphine University. "Belarus is the buffer state between Russia and Poland. When we know the relations between Poland and Russia, we understand very well that the Polish power, for historical reasons, in coming to oppose Lukashenko.

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The athlete is not the first to be offered a humanitarian visa by Poland; Warsaw has already issued many Belarus in recent months. It allows them to work in the country, which has also been proposed to the 24-year-old sprinter. If she wishes, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya can therefore continue her sports career.

"Such behavior is unacceptable"

in Belarus, the springer is now the target of virulent attacks in the media close to the power that accuses him not only to betray his team, but also the whole country. It is to whom will find the hardest words to blame the athlete, reports our correspondent to Minsk, Ania Nowak . "Such behavior is unacceptable, both from the professional and personal point of view," tackles the former Biathlete Sergei Novikov, who believes that this incident does not take advantage of anyone. Alexander Maseikov, who cumulates the Olympic titles with a senator's mandate, insinuctively that the athlete has planned this political scandal for the sole purpose of getting asylum.

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skilled with traitors, ingrats and selfish, Krystina Tsimanouskaya is also criticized for his supposed mental fragility. The Belarusian Olympic Committee put its withdrawal of competition on the account of its "emotional and psychological state". An expression recovered in loop, and which will become the "Tsimanouskaya syndrome", predicts Senator Kalina Kaputskaya.

"This will have a detrimental effect on the future generation of athletes", even foresees Kayakist Alexander Bogdanovich, who ensures that "the trick" of Tsimanouskaya has sparked the indignation of the Belarusian public. It can be doubtful, while support messages have multiplied around the world including Belarus.

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Two coaches removed from Tokyo Olympics in Belarus case .
TOKYO (AP) — Two Belarus team coaches have been removed from the Olympics, four days after they were involved in trying to send sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya back to their country. The International Olympic Committee said Friday it has cancelled and removed the credentials of Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich. “The two coaches were requested to leave the Olympic Village immediately and have done so,” the IOC said. It was done as an interim measure during a formal investigation “in the interest of the well-being of the athletes,” the Olympic body said.

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