<i>Yokozuna</i> Kakuryu may miss fifth straight tournament due to injury

Sumo Mar 11, 2021

Yokozuna Kakuryu may miss fifth straight tournament due to injury

Injury-plagued yokozuna Kakuryu may have to withdraw from a fifth straight meet, this one being the upcoming Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, because of a left leg injury, his stablemaster Michinoku said Thursday. Kakuryu, who has long been dealing with elbow and lower back pain, said ...

Tokitsukaze asked to retire over violations of COVID-19 rules

Sumo Feb 22, 2021

Tokitsukaze asked to retire over violations of COVID-19 rules

The Japan Sumo Association imposed the second most severe punishment on stablemaster Tokitsukaze on Monday, recommending he retire for violating coronavirus protocols when he made non-urgent, nonessential outings during a basho. Tokitsukaze | KYODO The 47-year-old broke the rules during the New Year Grand Tournament in ...

Spring Basho moved from Osaka to Tokyo amid pandemic

Sumo Jan 29, 2021

Spring Basho moved from Osaka to Tokyo amid pandemic

The Spring Grand Sumo Tournament will be moved from its traditional Osaka venue to Tokyo to limit the mass travel of wrestlers and staff during the coronavirus pandemic, the Japan Sumo Association said Thursday. The 15-day tournament, starting March 14, will be the fifth straight ...