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  1. tokyo olympics
    Belarusian Sprinter Gets Asylum After Abrupt Olympic ExitKrystsina Tsimanouskaya refused to return to Belarus after coaches pulled her from competition without notice.
  2. explainer
    European Union to Ban Its Airlines From Belarus Airspace After Ryanair DiversionOn Monday, a video also appeared of dissident Roman Protasevich in custody, which his allies claim was recorded under duress.
  3. aviation
    Why Belarus Grounding of Ryanair Flight Broke International LawThe country’s dictator tears a page from Vladimir Putin’s playbook to snatch a dissident.
  4. nobel prize
    Belarus’s Svetlana Alexievich Wins Nobel Prize for LiteratureThe Belarusian historian is the 14th woman to win the prize.
  5. other countries’ embarrassments
    President of Belarus Mocks Gay German Foreign Minister“Better to be a dictator than gay.”
  6. vancouver games
    What’s Next for the U.S. Hockey Team?A date with Switzerland, probably.
  7. vancouver games
    Our Olympic Hockey Preview Concludes With Team Sweden, Medal PicksA look at Group C, consisting of Sweden, Finland, Germany, and Belarus.