| Mar 3, 2010

Are surprises in store at Haru Basho?

by Mark Buckton

With all eyes on the shenanigans surrounding Asashoryu in recent weeks, Hakuho’s elaborate wedding celebrations in various locations around the country, and a new nationality rule in sumo that essentially limits a stable to one foreign-born rikishi at a time (even if the rikishi ...

| Sep 8, 2009

Not even sumo can outmaneuver swine flu

by Mark Buckton

No one is immune to the current swine flu pandemic, not even professional sumo. Global health concerns have already hit amateur sumo in the past. A World Championship in the 1990s was cancelled due to the then SARS-related travel issues that swept Asia, and this ...