| 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 ...

| May 26, 2009

The dawning of a new era for sumo?

by Mark Buckton

In statistics alone, Asashoryu Akinori may go down as one of the greatest yokozuna of sumo in the modern era, but at the close of the Summer 2009 Grand Sumo Tournament, much of the talk was about when he would retire. With his performance ...