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Sumo crowns new Grand Champion!

Japanese sumo wrestling crowned a new Yokozuna (grand champion) on Wednesday as Kisenosato attained the highest rank in sumo after winning the Janurary tournament on Sunday.

 
 
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NHK World to cover Sumo in English!

NHK World has announced that they will carry English language coverage of top league sumo wrestling on their channel and online.The show, Grand Sumo Highlights will air several times a day on NHK World, and also will be available on th...

 
 
 
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Check out this year's top-tier Sumo fashion crazes

Thanks to a YouTuber Kintamayama and his wonderful sumo coverage, we got a rare look at the ceremonial Kesho-Mawashi, or entrance ceremony belts that the sumo wrestlers are wearing in the current sumo wrestling tournament held in Nagoya. Ja...

 
 
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Canadian makes impact in Sumo debut

It's not often you see a representative of the great white north inside the sumo halls of Japan, in fact it's been 30 years. Not since future WWF pro wrestler, the late John Tenta, made his debut in 1985 has a Canadian taken park in Japanes...

 
 
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Japanator Eats: Chanko - the soup of Sumo champions

I recently went to a restaurant in Tokyo which specializes in Chankonabe, or the hot pot-style cooking of Chanko, which is the traditional soup that Sumo wrestlers eat in order to get big and strong. It starts with a simple broth and mince...

 
 
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Sumo wrestlers get custom double-wide seat at McDonald's

What do you do if you want to grab a bite to eat at McDonald's, but your ass is the width of a compact car? That's not an issue for sumo wrestlers in Tokyo's Taito ward. The McDonald's right near the Ryogoku Kokugikan arena gets a lot of of...

 
 
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Australian teenager plops down for some sumo practice

Who says sumo is just a guy's sport? Most of the nearly-naked sumo wrestlers do, but that's not stopping Samantha-Jane Stacey from embarking on the path to become a world-class sumo wrestler. You can see here the journey this 17-year-old is...

 
 
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Sumo grand champ Asashoryu announces divorce

That's right: if you're a woman who happens to be a chubby-chaser, then you've got the chance to land yourself a jackpot of a man here. The sumo grand champion Asashoryu announced that he's getting a divorce from his wife of five years. The...

 
 




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