An investigation has been opened into two Belarus coaches who allegedly tried to power an athlete to fly dwelling from the Tokyo Olympics.
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya stated she was taken to the airport in Tokyo towards her will after criticising her coaches.
The sprinter obtained police safety after voicing fears for her security and was later granted asylum by Poland.
The Worldwide Olympic Committee and World Athletics have now opened a “formal process” into the matter.
The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) will conduct the investigation into the 2 coaches, who had their Olympic accreditations revoked and have been faraway from the Video games.
“The IOC and World Athletics have collectively agreed to proceed the investigation and to open a proper process vis-a-vis the 2 coaches,” stated an announcement.
“To this impact, and provided that the Olympic Video games have now concluded, it has been determined that the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) – the unbiased physique created by World Athletics to handle all integrity points (each doping-related and non-doping-related) for the game of athletics – will conduct the process, with the total collaboration and help of the IOC.
“The AIU will publish the end result of its investigation when this has been finalised.”
Tsimanouskaya, 24, alleged in a video posted on-line that she was entered into the 400m relay occasion at quick discover by Belarusian officers, after some team-mates have been discovered to be ineligible to compete.
State media criticised her after she posted the video, with one tv channel saying she lacked “staff spirit”.
She claimed officers got here to her room and gave her an hour to pack her baggage earlier than being escorted to Tokyo’s Haneda airport.
Belarusian officers stated Tsimanouskaya was taken off the staff due to her “emotional and psychological situation”.