Sumo Aug 21, 2018

Sumo stablemaster Takanohana falls ill during training session

Sumo stablemaster and former yokozuna Takanohana, currently on a regional sumo tour, was rushed to hospital Tuesday morning after falling ill while coaching wrestlers. An emergency call made at around 10:10 a.m. described the 46-year-old as experiencing convulsions and being unconscious during a training session ...

Sumo chairman vows to eliminate violence surrounding sport

National Mar 26, 2018

Sumo chairman vows to eliminate violence surrounding sport

Japan Sumo Association Chairman Hakkaku says that eliminating violence is the top priority for Japan's ancient sport following successive scandals involving physical abuse. Hakkaku held a news conference Monday at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo after the JSA's board of councilors approved the results of ...