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Tonight’s TV: Champion sprinter Jonnie Peacock mentors young Paralympic hopefuls

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Ahead of the start of the delayed 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, champion Paralympic sprinter Jonnie Peacock leads this two-part documentary series, beginning a year-long training camp to help five young amputees be...

Belarus sprinter who took refuge in Poland tells compatriots ‘not to be afraid’

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A Belarusian sprinter who took refuge in the Polish embassy to avoid being bundled on a plane back to Minsk has spoken out about her dramatic experience, telling Belarusians “not to be afraid and, if they’re under pre...

Saga of sprinter shows nothing in Belarus is outside politics

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The saga of the sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has shown how the Belarusian government’s brutal suppression of all criticism has politicised the lives and actions of even those hesitant to openly oppose the country’...

Why a Belarusian Olympic sprinter refused to fly home

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The Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya flew out of Tokyo on Wednesday to begin a life in exile after refusing to return home. Andrew Roth describes a growing threat to internal critics of the regime ...

Belarus sprinter leaves Tokyo on flight to Vienna after seeking refuge

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The Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has left Japan on a Vienna-bound plane after refusing to return to Belarus because she feared she would face punishment for publicly criticising her coaches for their “n...

Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya due to leave Tokyo for Poland

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Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya was due to leave Japan for Poland on Wednesday after seeking refuge at the Polish embassy in Tokyo following her refusal to board a plane home. Her refusal to board a flight...

Belarus sprinter faces long exile in Poland after seeking refuge

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Just two years ago, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya was greeted by smiling Belarusian athletics and academic officials as she brandished a gold medal from the 2019 Summer Universiade, the young star’s greatest victory for her...

Belarus sprinter safe and under Tokyo police protection after refusing to go home

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The Belarus athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who alleges she was taken against her will by team officials to Tokyo airport, is being protected by police and the UN Human Rights Commission are also involved, the IOC co...

Irish sprinter Leon Reid charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine

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The 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Leon Reid is among five men charged with drugs, possession of firearms and money-laundering offences. Reid, who ran 20.55sec in the Gold Coast to become Northern Ireland’s ...