2020 olympics

The Kobayashi Snafu

The Director of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremonies was fired the day before the ceremonies because of a Holocaust joke he told in 1998. Kentaro Kobayashi, who according to Google is a Japanese comedian, actor, theatre director and manga artist, made the joke in 1998. His firing came during a flurry of scandals for…

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced new guidelines that ban athletes from making political, religious and ethnic demonstrations at the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. The Olympic games have a long tradition of athletes and even countries using the Olympics as a platform to bring attention to issues that they feel are important. In 1968 Tommie…

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