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Political Olympic Games: Belarusian Sprinter Refuses To Board Flight To Minsk, Seeks Japanese Police Protection

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Political Olympic Games: Belarusian Sprinter Refuses To Board Flight To Minsk, Seeks Japanese Police Protection

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The Tokyo Olympics, after making history by being delayed, still taking place amid COVID-19 chaos and rising numbers of infected in Japan, will also come down in history as the most politicized Olympic Games ever.

On August 1st, a Belarusian sprinter, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, sought the protection of Japanese police at Haneda Airport after she refused to board a flight to Minsk, the International Olympic Committee and Japanese authorities confirmed.

“They are trying to get me out of the country without my permission,” Tsimanouskaya, 24, said in a video posted online by the Belarusian Sport Solidarity Foundation, or BSSF, a dissident athletic organization.

The IOC confirmed in a tweet that Tsimanouskaya “is with the authorities at Haneda airport.”

“She has told us she feels safe,” it said.

The Polish government was the first to offer Tsimanouskaya a safe haven.

“She was offered a humanitarian visa and is free to pursue her sporting career in Poland if she so chooses,” Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Marcin Przydacz said on Twitter.

The Czechs also offered to take in Tsimanouskaya, and the BSSF said she may seek asylum in Germany or Austria.

Tsimanouskaya’s escape, which was first reported by Reuters, came as Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has been accused of violently quelling a coup attempt and violent riots in the country, organized by school teacher-turned-presidential-candidate Svetlana Tikhanouskaya.

The president of Belarus’ Olympic committee is Lukashenko’s son Victor.

The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus and the Belarusian Consulate in Tokyo did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Exiled Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya called on the IOC to protect the sprinter and accused the Lukashenko government of trying to “kidnap” her, likening the airport incident to the forced landing in May of a Ryanair jet in Minsk to arrest the dissident journalist Roman Protashevich and his girlfriend, Sofia Sapega.

Tsimanouskaya, who ran in the women’s 100-meter heats Friday, was supposed to run in the 200-meter heats on August 2nd and the 4×400-meter relay on August 5th.

She said she got in trouble with her coaches after she complained on Instagram that she was being made to run the relay after other members of the team were deemed ineligible to compete at the Olympics because they not undergone all the doping tests.

“Some of our girls did not fly here to compete in the 4×400-meter relay because they didn’t have enough doping tests,” Tsimanouskaya told Reuters at the airport. “And the coach added me to the relay without my knowledge. I spoke about this publicly. The head coach came over to me and said there had been an order from above to remove me.”


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Good riddance. I’m very much in favour of traitors defecting and outing themselves rather than remaining in the nation like the cancer cells they so resemble in behaviour.

Rhodium 10

Money buy traitors

Peppe il Sicario

She will be selling her cherry wares to some over-weight, over-aged, balding sugar daddy in the West in no time. Addition to Belaru via subtraction.

Last edited 1 month ago by Peppe il Sicario

She’s a clever girl, doesn’t want to go back to third world fascist Belarus ^^


No she would rather go to some crypto nazi state like Poland or a SS worshipping State like Lithuania.

Fog of War

” crypto nazi state like Poland ”

Yes, because the Polish people love NAZI’s soooooooooooo much. Are you high, or just delusional ?


or ukraine


Instead of making a fuss about her being added because the others are supposedly doped and not her (supposedly), she could have ran a little slower not to get too tired. What would have been the deal? Instead she makes a circus which she knows upfront will be politicized to the extreme. This has all the signs of an orchestrated action by herself and her entourage which is most likely linked to the western government funded non-government organization sponsored opposition.


It’s funny how it’s mostly the allready priviledged in a regime who descide to bail on it while the normal people never have the chance to leave.


She ignored the Poles and Czechs offer to live with them. She wants Germany or Austria.

Will she be the first person ever to be given sanctuary so she doesn’t have to run the relay?
Meanwhile, Julian Assange rots in a British gulag for journalism. Any chance the Germans or Austrians would offer him asylum?


Courage Foundation & GoFundMe to support J.A.


As an individual, that’s fine, but if the EU can’t see the difference between Assange and a runner no one ever heard of until she claimed to be kidnapped in Tokyo, then we are clearly living in a 1930s era state of fascism.

Craig Murray has now been added to the list of innocents silenced with imprisonment by the British state, will it be you or I they come for next?


Very good reply my friend. If you are interested research the murder of Lachlan Cranswick. A canadian government employee of australian descent. His crime? Being an intelligent, educated young man, he was able to expose an american false flag operation using mathematics and psychics.

Last edited 1 month ago by blick

Reminds one of the film 3 Days of the Condor.

Kill them all, and anyone unlucky enough to be there, all for secrecy. Except the secret never stays secret.

I did a quick search, was it his job or his hobby done for him? I’d not heard of this before.

Last edited 1 month ago by Rightiswrong

Thats right and the news about about Craig Murray has not been covered by the tame corporate media here,its bloody Orwellian.

Ivan Freely

MSM will never talk about Craig Murray.


That’s freedumb and demockery for you, lol.

Chess Master

LOL. NK of Europe. France and Germany should be proud.


Nice public political stunt. How much were the idiots paid?


Good job to this girl. Nobody wants to live in a third world shit hole with a communist dictator and no freedom. FUCK BELARUS GOVERNMENT AND FREEDOM TO THE PEOPLE. OLD DEMENTIA LUKASHITKO WILL DIE SOON AND I WILL CELEBRATE


They bought her a happy meal and free BLM membership, an offer she couldn’t refuse…

Lance Ripplinger

So how much of this is just political theater? Is any of this true, or is this girl just a drama queen, like so many others this year, i.e. Simone Biles. All we get here in the West (when it comes to Belarus) is whatever CIA talking points the corrupt media here are fed.


Why no video statement from her expressing desire to seek asylum? Seems to me she got kidnapped by Japanese regime.

Ivan Freely

“…will also come down in history as the most politicized Olympic Games ever.”

Time to call it a day. End the Olympics. The original idea of putting politics aside for a friendly sporting event ended a long time ago. Not only the event have been heavily politicized, it’s also a global corporate event where professionals are allowed to participate. In the past, the Olympics were about amateurs competing against each other. No more now.

If you want to support amateur sports then look no further than your local sporting events. Donate, volunteer and or participate only in those events. I’ve long stopped watching the Olympics along with professional sports.

Raptar Driver

Women are unstable creatures and have a hard time understanding reality.
This is why they should not be put in any position of authority, or be allowed to influence anyone.


Brainwashed and Woke … Belarus is much better off without this western wannabe.

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