Osaka giving up U.S. citizenship to play for Japan in 2020 Olympics - media

Osaka giving up U.S. citizenship to play for Japan in 2020 Olympics - media
By Reuters

10/10/2019 at 10:46Updated 10/10/2019 at 11:05

TOKYO, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Naomi Osaka has taken steps to give up her U.S.

citizenship to play for Japan in the 2020 Olympics, Japanese media said on Thursday.

The 21-year-old tennis star, whose parents are Haitian and Japanese, told NHK it will be special for her to represent host Japan at the Tokyo Games, the public broadcaster said.

(Reporting by Daniel Leussink Editing by William Mallard)

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