Young sumo wrestler dies of coronavirus in Japan

Young sumo wrestler dies of coronavirus in Japan

A 28-year-old sumo wrestler died in Japan on Wednesday after contracting coronavirus and suffering multiple organ failure, becoming the ancient sport's first COVID-19 fatality, the national association said.

Sumo tournament begins in empty arena amid virus fears

Sumo tournament begins in empty arena amid virus fears

Sumo's spring tournament began behind closed doors on Sunday, the latest big event in Japan to be hit by the coronavirus less than five months before the Tokyo Olympics.

Sumo grand champion Harumafuji retires over assault incident

Sumo grand champion Harumafuji retires over assault incident

Sumo grand champion Harumafuji announced he would retire on Wednesday to take responsibility for injuring a junior wrestler in an incident that has threatened to taint the image of Japan's national sport ...