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    French documentary about women in Sumo

    It is for sure blocked for view in other countries, French TV channels often use this policy. If you use a vpn you can watch it from France and probably from other locations where Canal+ channels are commercially available such as Switzerland, French speaking Africa, the Caribbean and French overseas territories.
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    Latest kabu-babu changes

    Congrats to Arashio! He really has a weird career, and is welcomed as one of the few to be welcomed as oyakata after spending time out of kyokai Did it happen since the reintegration of Osaka sumo wrestlers into the Tokyo association? Perhaps during the war? I am sure some very knowledgeable people out there know the answer Also, first Chinese-born oyakata?
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    Sanyaku promotion

    Uuuhhhh maegashira approaches! I have to prepare my talk for the interview "I aim at yokozuna", "I will focus on training", "I'll take basho after basho, not thinking about next promotion"
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    Hakuho & the Olympics - a dilemma.

    Afaik, there is no dohyo-iri planned, only a run with the torch. And I am pretty sure he will do it even if retired.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2020

    I would say since the rules were clear from the beginning of the tournament, they will treat him as a regular 7-8. Perhaps indulging him to stay at his current rank like it sometimes happens when a rikishi is 7-8. I agree it is unfair and it probably costed him the kachi-koshi in the end, but the rules were the same for everyone
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2020

    I am not sure the kyokai sees the lack of ozeki as a problem. They have two yokozuna, so the requirement for minimal number of 2 ozekis is fulfilled. The real question here is : if a yokozuna wants to fill out intai papers, can they deny him the retirement? If so, no problem (I guess)
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    That is the gyoji. The shinpan are the men in black that stand up when one of them calls a mono-ii And the two-sticked guy is a yobidashi (he is Daikichi from Azumazeki beya)
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Natsu 2019, day 13. Tochinoshin vs Asanoyama. Tochinoshin was at the edge then Asanoyama fell. It was super unclear whether or not Tochinoshin's heel touched the sand beyond the tawara or not. At that time it was said that torinaoshi was not an option since the decision touch/no touch was binary and that would determine the outcome of the bout.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Fun fact, in this tournament Terunofuji was ALSO J3e and he ALSO faced Chiyootori on senshuraku
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I remember a story in which one wrestler is injured during the bout, but a torinaoshi is called, and the opponent refuses to pick up the win against the injured guy, ending up in a de facto double fusenpai. A double fusensho is by nature impossible.
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    Sumo betting

    The website says " At William Hill, Kakuryu is listed as a -145 favorite for his match on Saturday against Asanoyama, who is a +115 underdog." I don't have a clue to understand those numbers? Are they odds? How does that work? (I am used to Odd Sumo style odds, where 1.4 means you win 0.4 if you win and lose 1 if you lose)
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    Games Talk Haru 2020

    Or you will just lose 3 points
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    That's a pretty decent company here
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    Corona and sumo

    Situation here is bad. Hopefully this weekend will be the peak, with the measures implemented on Monday 9th and reinforced on Wednesday 11th beginning to show their effect. Otherwise I guess we're screwed. And yes, France is only few days behind Italy in terms of numbers, and yet they are planning to held elections nationwide this Sunday. I don't get it...
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    This bout between Yutakayama and Enho was really entertaining