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Greek commentator fired for racist comments about South Korean Olympic athlete

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Greek commentator fired for racist comments about South Korean Olympic athlete

A Greek sports commentator covering the Tokyo Olympics has been sacked for making racist comments towards a South Korean athlete.

Journalist Dimosthenis Karmiris appeared on the Greek TV channel ERT yesterday to discuss the third-round table tennis tie between Jeoung Youngsik and Greece's Panagiotis Gionis.

When asked about the skill of South Korean table tennis players, Karmiris commented on the South Korean’s eyes said: “I can’t understand how they can see the ball moving back and forth.”

ERT television later said that it had ended its collaboration with the journalist, who was working as a guest commentator for the broadcaster.

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