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    Ounomatsu Oyakata kyujo for Nagoya

    It just seems like rikishi are dying younger nowadays when, even taking into consideration the risks their lifestyles bring about, greater life expectancy rates should be increasing their lifespans. Swami
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    Ounomatsu Oyakata kyujo for Nagoya

    All the same, taken in context with the passing of Izutsu Oyakata, it highlights problems that perhaps sumo needs to address. Onomatsu was one of the very lightest during his career which was somewhat shortened by bad knee injuries. Perhaps there needs to be greater medical support for both active rikishi and oyakata. It doesn't bode well for future generations, today's generation features far fewer lightweights than in the 80s and 90s. Swami
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    Ireland Rugby Team / Isegahama

    Time will tell! Swami
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    Hello from the UK!

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    I'm just looking at the banzuke for the 1984 Aki Basho, and it is quite a sobering thought: All three Yokozuna passed away (Kitanoumi, Chiyonofuji & Takanosato_ One ozeki passed away (Hokutenyu) One sekiwake passed away (Sakahoko) Of the maegashira, Itai (ex-komusubi), Kurama (ex-sekiwake), Kitao (ex-Yokozuna Futahaguro) and Hachiya have passed away. That's a sizeable proportion. Swami
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    Ireland Rugby Team / Isegahama

    C'mon Ireland, let's win this World Cup! Swami
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    Very sad news, another fine talent from the 1980s has passed away. Swami
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    Greetings from Brisbane, Australia!

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Greetings from Budapest

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
  10. Swami

    How will this era end?

    I suspect Hakuho will go first. Swami
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    What rikishi do you miss the most?

    Feeling my age here, Chiyonofuji, Hokutenyu, Konishiki, Mitoizumi. Swami
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    Greetings from Plymouth in the UK!

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Happy Birthday Jakusotsu

    Happy birthday and hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
  14. The correct answer is the hymn "Thine Be The Glory". Swami
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    Happy Birthday Randomitsuki

    Happy birthday and hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Ex-Kurohimeyama passes away

    Another sad loss, there have been quite a few recently. Swami
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    Ex-Saigo dead at age 43

    Shocking to learn of this, very sad indeed. Swami
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    60th Yokozuna Futahaguro passes away

    Shocking at such a young age. Swami
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    Greeting from Roma Secunda

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    New Ozeki Takakeisho

    Hearty congratulations from the Swami! Swami
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    Greetings from Romania

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Happy Birthday, Jejima and Takanorappa!

    Happy birthday and hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Hello from Slovakia

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Terunofuji Watch

    He looks as if he has aged at least 10 years, surely common sense has to kick in somewhere, if not from Terunofuji himself, then his oyakata, he has to pull the plug. Swami