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IOC Has Yet To Meet With Belarus Officials, China Probe Is Ongoing.

The global Olympic Committee (IOC) has yet to speak to any Belarussian crew officials worried about the case of sprinter Krystina Tsimanouskaya, who took refuge in Poland https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/belarus-sprinter-tsimanouskaya-leaves-polish-embassy-tokyo-police-2021-08-03 this week after refusing to return

The committee also stated it was watching for a file from the A 55-Year-Old Chinese Man Has Been Hospitalised After Contracting Avian Flu. language group https://www.reuters.com/way of life/sports/IOC-asks-Chinese-group-report-cyclists-mao-Zedong-badges-2021-08-03 Some of its medallists were regarded on the podium as wearing badges featuring the head of the United States‘ former chief, Mao Zedong, in a breach of Olympic guidelines on the display of political paraphernalia.

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Belarus sprinter Tsimanouskaya caused a furor on Sunday when she stated coaches had ordered her to p.c. and visit the airport earlier than she had even competed. She refused to board the plane and sought Japanese police safety.

The IOC then started a probe into the case and said it might hear from the 2 Belarusian officials allegedly worried.

However, regardless of having named the officials allegedly concerned-Artur Shumak and Yuri Moisevich-the IOC have to date taken no action to eliminate them from the team or the athletes’ village.

The IOC has in the past acted swiftly to droop athletes, officers, or team individuals, even those with provisionally pending investigations, from the Olympics.

“The discipline was set up. They’re now putting in the interviews, determining who desires to be heard, “IOC spokesperson Mark Adams said. “The method is ongoing.”

“The IOC acted very quickly in phrases of the primary problem, which became the well-being of the athlete,” Adams said.

“Almost about the method, there needs to be a method as there are all sorts of allegations swirling around. Sure, I assume we’ve acted pretty hastily. “

The Olympics cease on Sunday.

The case of the 24-year-old has despatched shockwaves around the sector, with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken calling it an “act of transnational repression” by Belarus and many stressful hard punishments for any Belarus group participants involved.

IOC yet to talk to Belarus officials, China probe ongoing | Reuters

The Belarus Olympic Committee has now not spoken back to repeated attempts by Reuters for a remark.

Tsimanouskaya, who had criticized negligence by her crew coaches, spent nights in Poland’s embassy in Japan before touchdown in Poland on Wednesday, with Warsaw granting her and her husband humanitarian visas.

We are expecting a CHINA report.

The IOC said it had not yet obtained a report from the Chinese Olympic Committee into why gold medal cyclists Bao Shanju and Zhong Tianshi wore badges presenting the pinnacle of Mao Zedong on the podium on Monday.

“We are nevertheless waiting. They (Chinese language) stated they may send us a complete report. They stated they would do it these days, “Adams said.

The duo wore the badges presenting the head of China’s former chief, not unusual in China for half a century, after retaining the ladies biking crew dash title.

Even as the IOC finalized Rule 50 to allow gestures, inclusive of taking the knee in the sphere of play, provided athletes accomplish that without disruption and with an appreciation for fellow competitors, it has banned these types of gestures on the podium.

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