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Myanmar swimmer asks IOC to disqualify junta-led Olympic committee

From Australia, Win Htet Oo says athletes are being targeted amid crackdown

Win Htet Oo says the International Olympic Committee is ignoring its own charter. (Source photos by Reuters)

TOKYO -- A promising Myanmar swimmer is calling on the International Olympic Committee to ban the Myanmar Olympic Committee from representing the country in the upcoming Tokyo Games, saying it "does not share Olympic values."

"The Myanmar Olympic Committee cannot be a part of that Olympic movement because it is essentially operating as an extension of the military's rule," Win Htet Oo told Nikkei Asia.

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