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More Turmoil For Tokyo Games

Jul 22, 2021 09:07 By radiokerrynews
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The director of the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony has been sacked a day before it's due to take place.

He's been dismissed following an anti-semitic joke he made during a comedy show in the nineties.

President of the Games, Seiko Hashimoto, says there were comments about the Holocaust.

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Earlier this week, a composer for the opening ceremony had to resign over bullying allegations.

 

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Meanwhile, Irish swimmer Danielle Hill has been given the all clear to represent Ireland at the Olympics.

The Antrim native's participation had been in doubt after she tested positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks.

Hill, who will compete in the freestyle and backstroke, has linked up with the rest of the team in Tokyo.

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