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Osaka lights Olympic Cauldron in Tokyo

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TOKYO (AP) What a moment for Naomi Osaka. For the new Japan. For racial injustice. For female athletes. For tennis.

The four-time Grand Slam winner lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.

It was a choice that could be appreciated worldwide: In Japan, of course, the country where Osaka was born and the nation that she plays for; in embattled Haiti because that's where her father is from; and surely in the United States, because that's where the globe's highest-earning female athlete lives and where she has been outspoken about racial injustice.

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