Two Belarusian coaches have lost their Olympic accreditations after allegedly attempting to force an athlete to leave the Games in Tokyo.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed that Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich had left the Olympic Village. An investigation is under way. Krystina Timanovskaya’s storey gained international notice after she defied her team’s directives to return home.
She’s currently in Poland, where she was granted a humanitarian visa. Belarus claims she was kicked off the national squad because to her mental health issues.
However, the 24-year-old denies this, claiming that she was dismissed because she posted on Instagram about her instructors’ “negligence.”