Two Balled Russian Coaches have lost their Olympic accreditations after allegedly attempting to force an athlete to leave the games in Tokyo.
The international olympic committee has also confirmed that Arthur Shimak and Yuri Masaiwich had left the olympic village. The case of Christina Timoniskaya caught global attention after she refused her team’s orders to fly home. She is now in Poland where she has been granted a humanitarian visa.
The case has again put the spotlight on Belarus which has been ruled by president Alexander Lukashenko since 1994. Last year nationwide protests over his disputed re-election were violently repressed by the security forces.