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    Prague (Czech Republic)
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    except for browsing on web for the sumo info: watching sports, doing sports (basket rulezz), reading every book available (except crime stories), listening to the music and so on


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  1. Pikenoyama

    Trivia bits

    With Mitakeumi´s Yusho we will probably have 8 active Makuuchi Yusho winners on the banzuke this Aki Basho (Hakuho, Kakuryu, Terunofuji, Kotoshogiku, Goeido, Kisenosato, Tochinoshin, Mitakeumi). The last time we had so many winners on the banzuke was in Nagoya 2009 after Harumafuji had won his first yusho and before Dejima declared his intai (in that time the winners were Chiyotaikai, Dejima, Kaio, Kotomitsuki, Asashoryu, Hakuho, Kotooshu, Harumafuji). The modern era record seems to be held by Nagoya and Aki 2000 with 11 winners (Kotonishiki, Takanohana II, Akebono, Mitoizumi, Musashimaru, Takanonami, Chiyotaikai, Dejima, Musoyama, Takatoriki, Kaio). The opposite record was established between Aki 2011 and Hatsu 2012 with only 3 winners on the banzuke (Hakuho, Kotooshu, Harumafuji).
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    Latest kabu-babu changes

    And if I am not mistaken, through this Tosayutaka/Ajigawa has become the youngest oyakata in service.
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    Rugby World Cup

    It has been mentioned during the mentioned match, that "the Brave Blossoms" first line is known for using a sumo training methods. Maybe other rugby teams might take it as a best practice;-).
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    Latest kabu-babu changes

    And what about Bushuyama´s Onogama kabu which I thought belonged to Kitanoumi?
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    Heisei Hopefuls - prospect watch

    The younger Takanohana twins are setting the base for renewed Tier 1 this basho. By the way we have yet another guy younger than Onosho, who might be interesting to watch as the potential yardstick holder and that is Sato also from Takanohana beya. As it has not been mentioned yet in this thread let me remind that all existing Tiers last basho produced one promotion to Juryo with Tier 2 Horikiri/Abi, Tier 3 Kawanari/Amakaze and Tier 4 Ishiura.
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    Latest kabu-babu changes

    Just for completeness: as was stated elsewhere, Wakakoyu has retired on September 26th to become Shiranui oyakata.
  7. With Goeido´s promotion to Ozeki, I´ve looked at statistic about changes in Yokozuna/Ozeki ranks (i. e.: ozeki promotion/demotion, yokozuna promotion, intai) since 1958. What surprised me is that average number of bashos without such a change is 2,65. I would expect much more stabile environment in upper echelons. The same average number of bashos since 2002, when I started to follow sumo, is 3. BTW, if I am correct, by far the longest tenure of stabile bunch of Yokozunas and Ozekis is 21 bashos since Hatsu 1995 till Natsu 1998 (more than 3 years!) with Akebono and Takanohana as Yokozunas and Wakanohana, Musashimaru and Takanonami as Ozekis. It started by Takanohana´s Yok promotion and ended with the Yok promotion of his brother.
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    Natsu 2014 Banzuke

    With Yoshikaze finally being promoted to Komusubi for his 48th Makuuchi basho, Toyohibiki has become the most experienced maegashira rikishi with no sanyaku appearance with 38 basho in Makuuchi. He is followed by Tamawashi (29 basho) and Kitataiki (28 basho).
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    Latest kabu-babu changes

    ...while becoming the youngest active oyakata, if I am not mistaken (the former youngest one being Futeno).
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    Latest kabu-babu changes

    Well right after Oguruma beya own Shiranui retired, Yoshikaze obtains Nakamura kabu? I love sumo as it never stops suprising me....
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    Robo's Last Stand

    For me it si almost unbelievable that record-wise Sakari´s prime time was almost 10 years ago....
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    Hokutokuni retires

    This makes Hokutokuni the most recent yusho winner (meaning not only Makuuchi one) who has already retired. He won Sandanme yusho on his post-injury way up in May 2011. Of course it was not regular Natsu Basho but the "Technical Examination Tournament" following The Scandal which made a bunch of yusho winners to retire. Most recent of them being Kasugao who won in Juryo just in Hatsu 2011.
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    European Sumo Championship 2012 (Ukraine)

    My Russian is quite outdated, but this is simple: senior trainer of the national team
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    Latest kabu-babu changes

    Still no news from Japan about Iwatomo share? (In jonokuchi...)
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    Sumo documentary videos

    You can´t find the 2011 Haru results in the record of any other rikishi. It didn´t take place because of the yaocho scandal in Juryo. Remember? B-) Edit: too late (Laughing...)