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Naomi Osaka Pushes for ‘Refresh’ of Press Conference Format

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Naomi Osaka Pushes for, ‘Refresh’, of Press Conference Format.
Naomi Osaka Pushes for, ‘Refresh’, of Press Conference Format.
Naomi Osaka Pushes for, ‘Refresh’, of Press Conference Format.
On July 8, ‘Time’ released a personal essay
penned by tennis star Naomi Osaka. .
In the first-person piece, Osaka spoke about how
“out of date” the current press conference format is.
In the first-person piece, Osaka spoke about how
“out of date” the current press conference format is.
The press-conference format itself is
out of date and in great need of a refresh.
I believe that we can make it better,
more interesting and more enjoyable
for each side, Naomi Osaka, via 'Time'.
The 23-year-old went on to reference
the criticism she received for opting out
of press conferences at the French Open.
Tennis is our privileged profession...
but I can’t imagine another profession
where a consistent attendance record
(I have missed one press conference
in my seven years on tour) would be
so harshly scrutinized, Naomi Osaka, via 'Time'.
She emphasized that athletes should
be given the opportunity to “take a mental
break” without consequence.
She emphasized that athletes should
be given the opportunity to “take a mental
break” without consequence.
Perhaps we should give athletes the
right to take a mental break from media
scrutiny on a rare occasion without being
subject to strict sanctions, Naomi Osaka, via 'Time'.
Osaka ended her message on a positive
note, thanking all of those who supported her,
specifically Michael Phelps.
I do hope that people can relate and
understand it’s O.K. to not be O.K.,
and it’s O.K. to talk about it. There are
people who can help, and there is usually
light at the end of any tunnel. Michael
Phelps told me that by speaking up
I may have saved a life. If that’s true,
then it was all worth it, Naomi Osaka, via 'Time'
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