Polish Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Marcin Przydacz confirmed the news on Twitter on Monday, August 2.
“Kryscina Tsimanouskaya a Belarusian athlete [sic] is already in direct contact with Polish diplomats in Tokyo, ”he said. wrote. “She received a humanitarian visa. Poland will do whatever is necessary to help them continue their sporting career. [Poland] is always synonymous with Solidarity. ”
Alexandre Opeikin, executive director of the Belarusian Sports Solidarity Fund, also said Le New York Times that Tsimanouskaya entered the Polish Embassy in Tokyo on August 2 and will fly to Warsaw on August 4.
At a press conference on August 3, Marc Adams, spokesperson for the International Olympic Committee, told reporters Tsimanouskaya felt “safe and secure” and referred to plans for an investigation.
“We have decided to launch, unsurprisingly, a formal investigation, which will be conducted by the IOC administration,” he said. “We have to establish all the facts. We need to hear from everyone involved. This can obviously take time. “