Spectator cap to be raised to 5,000 for November Basho

Sumo Oct 20, 2020

Spectator cap to be raised to 5,000 for November Basho

The Japan Sumo Association said Monday it will host up to around 5,000 fans at the November Grand Sumo Tournament, about half of the full capacity at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan. The JSA decided to raise the 2,500-spectator limit that had been in effect at the ...

JSA rejects Abi's resignation, handing wrestler three-tourney ban

Sumo Aug 7, 2020

JSA rejects Abi's resignation, handing wrestler three-tourney ban

Former komusubi Abi was suspended for three tournaments and had his pay halved for five months for breaking guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Japan Sumo Association announced Thursday. The JSA's board of directors, however, declined to accept the 26-year-old's ...

Sumo returns after four-month coronavirus shutdown

Sumo Jul 19, 2020

Sumo returns after four-month coronavirus shutdown

The July Grand Sumo Tournament commenced in front of spectators in Tokyo on Sunday, the start of the sport's first top-level meet since March's Spring Grand Sumo Tournament was held behind closed doors in Osaka. The Japan Sumo Association opted to cancel the Summer Grand ...