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.


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



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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