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    We’re now just a day away from the start of the Olympics, but there’s been more bad news for Tokyo’s troubled games. The opening ceremony’s director Kentaro Kobayashi was today stood down, after reports emerged about past comments he made about the holocaust. Consultant Melanie Brock says the news is another blow for an Olympics already mired in controversy.

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