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Olympic opening ceremony director fired over Holocaust joke

timestampJul 22, 2021 authorAlShorts Web Desk

Kentaro Kobayashi, director of the Olympics opening ceremony, was sacked over a Holocaust joke. It comes after footage of Kobayashi from the 1990s showed him joking about the horrific Holocaust. Kobayashi's statement ridiculed "painful facts of history", Japan's Olympic Chief Seiko Hashimoto said. Tokyo Olympics are set to commence on 23 July after its was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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