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Tokyo Olympics: Two Belarusian coaches named for pressuring athlete Kristina Timanovskaya are expelled

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Timanovskaya en Tokio

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Timanovskaya arrived in Poland on a humanitarian visa.

Two Belarusian coaches have lost their Olympic credentials after allegedly trying to force athlete Krystina Timanovskaya to leave the Tokyo 2020 games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed that Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich have left the Olympic Village. An investigation is ongoing.

Timanovskaya’s case caught global attention after she refused her team’s orders to fly back to her country.

The athlete is now in Poland, the country that granted her a humanitarian visa.

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