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Do we expect too much from modern athletes?

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Naomi Osaka walked out of the French Open tennis tournament this week. Just days before she’d copped a $15,000 fine for refusing to appear at mandatory post-game press conferences.  Osaka said she refused to appear in a bid to protect her fragile mental health.

 

Jana Pittman is a three-time Olympian and four-time Commonwealth gold medallist. She had a tumultuous relationship with the media throughout her career.  She explains the pressures athletes face – and how she wishes she had social media in her day, to have her say.

 

Are we expecting too much from modern athletes?  Or should they front up to face the world after accepting the enormous pay cheques they receive? 

 

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Episode 122

Season 2

by LiSTNR