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Why Naomi Osaka's Opening Ceremony Torch Lighting Was Such a Rare Honor

3 monthes ago   |   By Vanity Fair

On Friday, Osaka became the first active competitor to light the Olympic Cauldron since the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
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Naomi Osaka lights Olympic cauldron during opening ceremony

Naomi Osaka lights Olympic cauldron during opening ceremony

3 monthes ago   |   By WCVB

In May, citing her mental health, Osaka withdrew from the French Open and later withdrew from Wimbledon.
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Naomi Osaka lights Tokyo Games cauldron with Olympic flame. See scenes from the opening ceremony

Naomi Osaka lights Tokyo Games cauldron with Olympic flame. See scenes from the opening ceremony

3 monthes ago   |   By Saint Louis Today

Tennis star Naomi Osaka has lit the cauldron at the Tokyo Games, ending the flame's journey from Greece to these delayed Olympics. Relive the opening ceremony, in photos.
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Naomi Osaka Lights The Olympic Cauldron In Muted Opening Ceremony's Biggest Moment

3 monthes ago   |   By Forbes

The torch lighting was Osaka's first major public appearance since she took a mental health break following her pull-out from the French Open.
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