Two Belarus coaches allegedly involved in attempting to force sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya to return home have had their accreditation rescinded and been asked to leave the Olympic village.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday it had taken the action against Artur Shumak and Yuri Moisevich, who it says also face IOC disciplinary proceedings launched two days ago.
The committee said the pair had left the village and “will be offered an opportunity to be heard”.
Tsimanouskaya arrived in Warsaw on Wednesday evening after she refused her coaches’ alleged instruction to return to her homeland. She sought Japanese police protection and was offered a humanitarian visa by Polish authorities.
The Belarus National Olympic Committee at the time had said coaches withdrew Tsimanouskaya from the Games on doctors’ advice about her emotional and psychological state.