Slicker production needed for amateur sumo

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Oct 16, 2019

Slicker production needed for amateur sumo

by John Gunning

Typhoon Hagibis raged across Japan last weekend leaving in its wake a trail of devastation both deep and wide-ranging. Compared to the loss of life, and destruction of homes that occurred on Saturday, the cancellation or postponement of sporting events feels barely worth mentioning. A herculean ...

Sumo 101: World championships

Sumo Sep 14, 2019

Sumo 101: World championships

by John Gunning

Broadly speaking, sumo is divided into two separate (but overlapping) sports. Professional sumo (known as ozumo or grand sumo) exists only in Japan and is by far the better-known version. It is run by the Japan Sumo Association. It is also much more than just a sport. ...

Sumo 101: Amateur sumo

Sumo May 13, 2019

Sumo 101: Amateur sumo

by John Gunning

What do Takakeisho, Tochinoshin and Mitakeumi have in common, apart from recently becoming first-time winners of the Emperor's Cup? The answer, of course, is that all three joined professional sumo after success in the amateur ranks. The first two won medals at the Junior World Championships, ...