The director of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Tokyo was fired hours before the start of the Games

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The organizers of the Tokyo Olympics said on Thursday that the director of the Games’ opening ceremony has been fired after media reports of his earlier statements about the “Holocaust”.

The head of the National Organizing Committee, Seiko Hashimoto, said in a press statement that Kentaro Kobayashi, the director of the opening ceremony, was fired for his previous mockery of the tragedy of the Holocaust.

Kobayashi’s resignation came 24 hours before the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for Friday.

The Tokyo Olympics were supposed to be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020, but due to the epidemic, the games were postponed for a year and will now be held from July 23 to August 8, and the organizers decided to hold the Games without foreign fans and Japanese nationals. are not allowed. Attend events in six Japanese prefectures, including Tokyo.

Source: Reuters

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