A Belarusian sprinter reportedly pressured to leave Tokyo halfway through the games for criticising sporting officials from her country is safe after spending the night at an airport hotel in the city, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IOC and Tokyo 2020 officials will continue their conversations with authorities and the 24-year-old runner, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, "to determine the next steps in the upcoming days," the IOC said in a tweet Monday (Aug 2). The Japanese government is also working with the relevant bodies to tackle the issue, top spokesman Katsunobu Kato said.

Fully vaccinated travellers from the EU and the US will not have to quarantine when arriving in England from an amber list country, the government has confirmed.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the change regarding US and EU arrivals will come into force from 4am on 2 August.

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