In the latest blow to the Tokyo Games, organizers have dismissed the director of the Olympics opening ceremony, just a day before the extravaganza, over a past comedy sketch making light of the Holocaust.

The Tokyo Organising Committee announced Thursday that Kentaro Kobayashi was removed from his post right after the sketch came to the attention of organizers.

His dismissal follows the resignation of musician Keigo Oyamada, also known as Cornelius, from the opening ceremony's creative team earlier this week after it came to wider attention that he had previously admitted to abusing schoolmates with disabilities.