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Official: Belarus sprinter receives Polish humanitarian visa

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By GRAHAM DUNBAR

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In a later Instagram post she added that she wouldn't have "reacted so harshly if I had been told in advance, explained the whole situation and asked if I was able to run 400 meters".

Seems like a hissy fit to me.

-18 ( +3 / -21 )

Well handled, Haneda cops.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

So, judging from numerous articles, she refused to participate in the relay that her organising team put her in (without asking her), got offended, then the organising team got offended and decided to send her home, then it suddenly got escalated to her seeking asylum? Am I missing something?

-8 ( +6 / -14 )

Good for Japan.

So much for them being heartless about those seeking asylum.

-9 ( +2 / -11 )

In a later Instagram post she added that she wouldn't have "reacted so harshly if I had been told in advance, explained the whole situation and asked if I was able to run 400 meters".

"But they decided to do everything behind my back," she added.

if that's true, then that's poor form on the national federation. At the very least they should've asked her - ya don't just put a runner unknowingly where she may not be trained for

In running especially, ya don't put a shorter-distance runner to a longer distance race that she never trained for (it's easier to do it the other way around - putting a longer-distance runner to a shorter distance race)

A 200m runner being put on a 400m race she hasn't prepared for, requires a lot more effort on her part. Add to that she has her own 200m race to do

What they should had done, if they don't already have an alternate, is ask one of their longer distance runners (maybe a 800m runner) to go down to 400m. But by trying to sabotage their 200m runner, this sounds more like a setup to get her to fail in both the 400m relay leg and her own 200m race

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Well handled, Haneda cops.

> Good for Japan.

So much for them being heartless about those seeking asylum.

You silly..

Do you think Japan suddenly became an altruistic, understanding, compassionate white country?

World's eyes are on Japan right now, in other circumstances, she would've been persuaded to enter into that plane, or forced to stay at Shinagawa Immigration Detention Center until they calm her down and find her the next flight available. Kind japanese cops sheltering a foreigner in distress seeking asylum, ha!

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Poland is ready to help Kryscina Tsimanouskaya a Belarusian athlete ordered by the Lukashenka regime to return form Olympic Games to Minsk. She was offered a humanitarian visa and is free to pursue her sporting career in Poland if she so chooses.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

She has entered the Polish Embassy and she will be given political asylum.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Today, her husband managed to escape to Ukraine.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

We all have no idea what's going on, but for the time being, well done by the Poles who have had a hard history done to them and are now getting steadily getting back on track.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Poland was found to have violated several articles of the European Convention on Human Rights.last year in an asylum case,, so nice that country is making amends.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Very strange… She simply couldn’t have any such sports career or even participation at the Olympics, if she wouldn’t have strongly supported the Lukashenko dictatorship regime there. They check in detail such outstanding citizens, their background, also their whole family. Then, second, seeking asylum and fleeing directly into the neighboring country, where it is easiest for Belarus state security agents to reach out and harm her as well as the family members… It might be really a tragic case, of course, but personally I lay some more probability on that case being quite a fake or cheaply staged propaganda.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Nothing the freedom real Democracy offers, living in the free world is a blessing for sure.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Nothing like the freedom real Democracy offers, living in the free world is a blessing for sure.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

You silly..

Do you think Japan suddenly became an altruistic, understanding, compassionate white country?

World's eyes are on Japan right now, in other circumstances, she would've been persuaded to enter into that plane, or forced to stay at Shinagawa Immigration Detention Center until they calm her down and find her the next flight available. Kind japanese cops sheltering a foreigner in distress seeking asylum, ha!

DQ Detected,, lol..

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Thank God she didn’t stay in japan cruel immigration for refugees

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Same treatment from Japan was not offered to the Black Ugandan athlete.

He was sent back to Uganda.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Dictators gotta dictate. If she gets permanent residency in Poland, she's in the EU and can live in any country there ... farther away from the old USSR would be better. Hopefully, she doesn't need to wear rubber gloves all day and bring her own drinks everywhere to avoid poisoning.

BTW, her abs are amazing.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

You're right, she wanted to get out.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

she is disgrace for own team and country.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

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