Poland issues humanitarian visa to Belarusian Olympic athlete Kristina Simanskuskaya

Poland issues humanitarian visa to Belarusian Olympic athlete Kristina Simanskuskaya

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2 ago 2021 10:59 GMT

This Sunday the athlete condemned their attempt to return to his country from Tokyo, while the Belarusian National Olympic Committee announced its decision to “end” its involvement in the Olympics. It was taken “according to the doctors” and “because of his emotional and psychological state”.

The Polish Foreign Ministry has announced that it will issue a humanitarian visa to Belarusian athlete Kristina Simankuskaya. Condemnation This Sunday they tried to force her to return to her country from Tokyo, where the 2020 Olympics will be held, in connection with which she sought the help of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Polish Vice-Chancellor Marcin Presidax is present Confident Athlete “already exists on his Twitter account Direct contact with Polish diplomats in Tokyo“And” got a humanitarian visa. “Poland will do everything necessary to continue its sporting career,” the senior official said, adding that his country was “always united in unity”.

Earlier, Deputy Minister Confident By the same token Warsaw is “ready to help Simanskuya and has already granted her a humanitarian visa,” the athlete said, adding that “he can pursue his sporting career in Poland freely if he so desires.”

What happened?

Previously, from the Belarusian Sports Solidarity Fund They confirmed Simanskaya was forcibly taken away from Tokyo after criticizing the results of the training staff of Belarusian athletes. On July 30, the athlete Recorded A video in which he harshly criticized the leaders of the Belarusian team for entering the 4×400 meter relays showed that some team members did not qualify to compete in the Olympics due to insufficient doping tests.

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For its part, the Belarusian National Olympic Committee Connected On Sunday, the coaches of the national athletics team decided to “put an end” to Simanszukaya’s intervention in the Olympics. “According to doctors” in Tokyo and “because of his emotional and psychological state”. “As a result, the athlete’s application to compete in the 200-meter qualifying races and the 4×400-meter relay was withdrawn,” the company announced.

Simanskuskaya denies he was transferred to an airport in Tokyo, where he had to board a flight to Belarus via Turkey, but the athlete He did not do so and went to the local police. According to the Belarusian Sports Solidarity Fund, the athlete Project Apply for asylum in Europe.

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