Striking A Balance Between Media Obligations & Mental Health Concerns

Mental Health Sport

After winning her first-round match, tennis player Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open competition at Roland Garros.

Five days before she withdrew, Osaka had announced on Twitter that she would not do any press during Roland Garros.

Her reason for not wanting to do any press? She claimed it would be detrimental to her mental health.

Following this incident, an article on the Law in Sport site explores:

  • Contractual obligations on players when taking part in tournaments,
  • Organisers’ obligations to protect players’ mental health.
  • Can we strike a balance between these two competing interests?

You can read this article here.

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