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Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fires opening ceremony director for Holocaust joke

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The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998.
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Meet mini-Team USA: Newborns at Missouri hospital get into the Olympic spirit

Meet mini-Team USA: Newborns at Missouri hospital get into the Olympic spirit

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TOO CUTE! Since Friday is the eagerly anticipated Opening Ceremony for the Olympics, the hospital decided to celebrate in its own special way with its own Mini-Team USA.
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Director of Olympic opening ceremony fired after Holocaust joke resurfaces

Director of Olympic opening ceremony fired after Holocaust joke resurfaces

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The last-minute scandals come as the Japanese government faces criticism for prioritizing the Olympics despite public health concerns amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases.
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Jill Biden lands in Japan for Olympic opening ceremony

Jill Biden lands in Japan for Olympic opening ceremony

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US First Lady Jill Biden arrived in Tokyo on Thursday, leading an official delegation to the Olympic Games.
She is scheduled to have dinner with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his wife, Mariko Suga, later in the day.
On Friday, she will hold a virtual get-together with members of Team USA Friday before meeting Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace.
Later that day, she will attend the opening ceremony for the Games.
It's Biden's first solo international trip as first lady, and she stopped in Alaska before landing in Tokyo.
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Olympics opening ceremony director fired over Holocaust joke on eve of Tokyo Games

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Kentaro Kobayashi was fired “after a joke he had made in the past about a painful historical event was brought to light,” the organizing committee said in a statement on the eve of the Games.
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Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

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The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has fired the director of the opening ceremony because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998
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