IOC strips two Belarus Olympics coaches of accreditation over Krystsina Tsimanouskaya scandal

Artur Shumak and Yuri Moisevich leave 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games village as investigation into efforts to force sprinter home continue

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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allegedly involved in attempting to force sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya to return home have had their accreditation rescinded and been asked to leave the Olympic village.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.

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