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. ...

Wrestlers put aside differences to promote U.S. sumo

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Feb 13, 2019

Wrestlers put aside differences to promote U.S. sumo

by John Gunning

Kelly Gneiting is a religious fundamentalist. The 205-kg bearded giant is also an outspoken member of the ultraconservative Independent American Party, whose social media feeds are filled with inflammatory posts about homosexuality, abortion, politics and vaccinations. Matthew Davis is a cannabis-promoting, dreadlocked atheist who has the ...