Athletes are fleeing Belarus in droves, seizing any opportunity to escape. The Winter Olympics has provided one such opportunity for 17-year-old cross country skier Darya Dolidovich to escape the country’s increasingly dreadful Russian-backed dictatorship. This information is published by Yahoo Sports. Here is an excerpt:
With the Winter Olympics in full swing, another athlete has fled Belarus due to fear of reprisal from the country’s authoritarian government.
In this case, it is 17-year-old cross country skier Darya Dolidovich, who is in Poland after leaving her home country with her family, according to Reuters.
Dolidovich’s father and coach, seven-time Olympian Sergei Dolidovich, told Reuters he believes his daughter was banned from competing over his participation in street protests against the 2020 re-election of Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko, which critics have described as fraudulent.
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