Belarus Olympic athlete says taken to airport against her wishes

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The International Olympic Committee says a Belarusian Olympian who says she was taken to Tokyo’s Haneda airport to be flown home against her will, is safe in the hands of Japanese authorities.

Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya alleged her Olympic team tried to remove her from the national team after she criticised her coaches on Instagram.

She says her coaches wanted her to compete in the four-by-four track event she had not trained for on Thursday.

Al Jazeera’s Andy Richardson joins us live from Tokyo, Japan for the latest updates.

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