| Oct 26, 2012

Sumo World Championships a shadow of former self

Thousands of kids in Japan attend amateur sumo clubs every weekend. Many adults join them as part of fitness regimes. Hundreds more, young and old, in nations around the world have also given what many term the Japanese national sport a try over the ...

| Sep 25, 2012

Harumafuji — sumo's 70th yokozuna

The 2012 Aki Basho will forever be remembered as the tournament at which ozeki Harumafuji, winner of the previous Nagoya Basho with a perfect 15-0 record, mirrored his performance in July and guaranteed his promotion to the rank of yokozuna. He will be the ...

Harumafuji's third yusho marred by an ill-mannered yokozuna

Jul 28, 2012

Harumafuji's third yusho marred by an ill-mannered yokozuna

Five, 10, 20 years from now, whenever we look back at the career of the current yokozuna Hakuho, it will be hard to avoid a particular black mark against the name of one of the sport’s most successful of grand champions. That resume stain ...