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Sumo Wrestling

A not-so-weighty issue

Say 'sumo', and most people imagine huge, topless Japanese giants with cloth wrapped around their waists. This is an accurate description of a professional sumo wrestler in Japan, where athletes must keep gaining weight to stay strong.

Thursday, 31 May, 2012, 12:00am

Sumo gets a grip in HK

A couple of oversized, half-naked men bashing and pushing each other ... this is the impression that most people have of sumo wrestling, but it is not an accurate or fair description of the sport.

It is a fun and enjoyable sport that is well loved by juniors, according to Samson Mak Yiu-cheung, president of the Hong Kong Sumo Association.

10 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Workers wrestle to set stage for sumo

AFTER two days of work, the mound rising centre-stage at the Hongkong Coliseum has been raked and pounded into shape ready to hold the weight of the 40 sumo wrestlers competing in the territory's first tournament at the weekend.

5 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

Feeding time at the young sumo stable

THE words chanko nabe, chanko nabe kept cropping up throughout the day. First over breakfast when my Japanese host uttered them to the accompaniment of an anticipatory rub of the stomach and a knowing wink.

4 Feb 1993 - 12:00am