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The Nagano police on their homepage and YT channel published messages from local athletes to cheer up the people, one is from Mitakeumi o

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The NSK posted sekitori Q&A stay home messages again, they had recorded those before the July basho.

Takakeisho, Daieiesho, Tobizaru, Tsurugisho, Daiamami, Kakuryu

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On 10/08/2020 at 16:42, Akinomaki said:

Shibatayama spoke to the press on the phone today: the next Corona antibody tests for all rikishi will take place on 5 days, starting on the 17th, after the o-bon season. Last time the tests were for all NSK members. Planned for after banzuke publication (August 31st) is to reconsider the ban on degeiko.

The Corona antibody tests have been completed today,  they took place together with the regular health checks (10 days in all, maybe Corona only on every other day?). The results are to come on a later day.

Last time 891 were tested and 5 turned out positive (but not ill).

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/sports/sumo/20200826-OYT1T50250/

On 06/07/2020 at 17:24, Akinomaki said:

Those of the 5 who had developed symptoms within the last 3 days before the test, undertook a PCR test at once, all were negative. 4 of the 5, who consented, had another PCR test later, all negative. The 1 other had a high potency of antibodies and is seen as having had an infection at least 5 months ago and being completely cured.

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Shibatayama at a phone interview yesterday told that degeiko might be allowed only AFTER the Aki basho, just for a certain period, e.g. during the time the Aki jungyo would usually take place. About degeiko now: "In the worst case, if one turns out positive, he would cause trouble to the degeiko destination. Time-wise we won't get it ready it for this basho." http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2020/08/29/kiji/20200828s00005000468000c.html

About the results of the recent tests: "Possibly after the basho". "They have no influence for heading towards the basho". http://hochi.news/articles/20200828-OHT1T50201.html

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The rikishi-kai  decided to formally ask the Kyokai to reinstate degeiko today. After the special short course regarding the virus was held today for 1000 kyokai members, the sekitori remained and convened . They are proposing to use the KKan dohyo and places similar where there is a lot of space for degeiko purposes, or to allow only sekitori to practice at the various heyas, cutting down on the crowd.  Kotoshougiku was elected to suggest this to the Kyokai on September 1st. "I think this has a sizable influence on our performance. I'd like for our thoughts to be conveyed. It's important to make ourselves heard on this issue, " said Kakuryuu, head of the rikishi-kai.

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On 25/08/2020 at 16:30, Akinomaki said:

On the 30th the NSK will hold a course in the kokugikan about prevention of - not as usual violence, but - Corona infection, for all heya members: rikishi, oyakata, urakata and also heya managers and okamisan. 

About 1000 will be in the kokugikan for the course, to keep social distance, they will also be seated on the 2nd floor o

About 950 NSK members and about 40 okamisan and heya managers took part, listening to 2 lecturers from the medical science lab of Tokyo university

20200830-OHT1I50249-N.jpgo 20200830s00005000586000p_thum.jpgo 202008300000627-w200_1.jpgo 

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It's official-the Aki basho is on as planned with a limit of 2500 spectators a day.

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The 2nd edition of the NSK guidelines, same link, but 2 pages more, 34 now: http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/kyokai/guideline2007.pdf

Page 17-19 is for spectators at the basho, all the rest just for NSK members: general rules, at the heya, at the basho - spectators - jungyo (though canceled this year), in case of infection, more general rules.

To travel overseas is forbidden, face to face meeting with people who came from overseas is not allowed for 2 weeks after their entry to Japan.

The NSK has a video on site with manners at the basho, where oyakata show how to misbehave http://www.sumo.or.jp/Watching/guide/tokyo/room/601/

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Rikishi-kai representative Kotoshougiku visited Oguruma oyakata at the Kkan today, asking to lift the degeiko ban, citing the fact that sekitori that have only a few opponents to face at their heya cannot train properly. Oguruma answered that if even one of them contract the disease as a result, the whole basho will be in danger of being canceled. "We will be doing whatever the Kyokai decides, of course. Still, maybe they can allow degeiko during the odd months when there is no basho. We need to think outside of the box.." said Kotoshougiku.

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A Makushita and under rikishi has been tested positive. No mention of which heya. The rikishi fell ill yesterday in the afternoon and was tested positive at the local hospital. He is in hospital since today. Anyone who came in close contact with him and even heya members that didn't will undergo tests.no other heya members have shown any symptoms so far. "We don't know how he contracted it. It was a Sunday, so I really don't have any specific details. He is a member of a very large heya so we need to find out how it happened and hope he will be the only one affected, as the basho is nearing and this is worrying.." said Shibatayama PR man.

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On 01/09/2020 at 21:14, Kintamayama said:

Rikishi-kai representative Kotoshougiku visited Oguruma oyakata at the Kkan today, asking to lift the degeiko ban, citing the fact that sekitori that have only a few opponents to face at their heya cannot train properly. Oguruma answered that if even one of them contract the disease as a result, the whole basho will be in danger of being canceled. "We will be doing whatever the Kyokai decides, of course. Still, maybe they can allow degeiko during the odd months when there is no basho. We need to think outside of the box.." said Kotoshougiku.

Can’t they create some sort of training bubble? i.e. Group the sekitori into threes or fours and limit them to degeiko just within their groups. Give priority to those rikishi with no sekitori heyamates and try to arrange the groups geographically as far as is possible (stables near each other grouped together, etc). 

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On 06/09/2020 at 11:36, Kintamayama said:

A Makushita and under rikishi has been tested positive. 

Shibatayama tells us that the sick rikishi's fever has gone down. People who came in close contact with him underwent tests and the results will be known soon. At this time, none of them have shown any symptoms. "It's important to contain this to the heya.." summed Shibs.

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On 07/09/2020 at 11:40, Kintamayama said:

Shibatayama tells us that the sick rikishi's fever has gone down. People who came in close contact with him underwent tests and the results will be known soon. At this time, none of them have shown any symptoms. "It's important to contain this to the heya.." summed Shibs.

Several in the same heya tested positive, they are undergoing PCR tests and the complete results will be published on the 10th. http://mainichi.jp/articles/20200909/k00/00m/050/247000c

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2 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

Several in the same heya tested positive, they are undergoing PCR tests and the complete results will be published on the 10th. http://mainichi.jp/articles/20200909/k00/00m/050/247000c

There are some with fever, some without symptoms, but none is seriously ill. http://hochi.news/articles/20200909-OHT1T50294.html

What they will publish when all results are available will still only be the number of infected, if no sekitori or oyakata are among them - likely not even the heya name

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12 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

There are some with fever, some without symptoms, but none is seriously ill. http://hochi.news/articles/20200909-OHT1T50294.html

What they will publish when all results are available will still only be the number of infected, if no sekitori or oyakata are among them - likely not even the heya name

 Nope. Tamanoi heya with 18 infected.

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On 07/09/2020 at 08:21, Eikokurai said:

Can’t they create some sort of training bubble? i.e. Group the sekitori into threes or fours and limit them to degeiko just within their groups. Give priority to those rikishi with no sekitori heyamates and try to arrange the groups geographically as far as is possible (stables near each other grouped together, etc). 

The closest heya to tamanoi heya would be Oitekaze heya.

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3 hours ago, rhyen said:

 Nope. Tamanoi heya with 18 infected.

Maybe revealed only because Fujiazuma is among the infected

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12 minutes ago, Akinomaki said:

Maybe revealed only because Fujiazuma is among the infected

Well, the cat is out of the bag the moment the whole heya goes kyujo. The only way to have kept that anonymous would have been to cancel the whole basho.

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According to Shibatayama, the judging department might take into account the Covid situation for the Tamanoi beya members when they meet for the banzuke committee after the basho, but no confirmation at this point. "We can't help if they got infected..." says the PR man.

https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202009100000251.html

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44 minutes ago, WAKATAKE said:

According to Shibatayama, the judging department might take into account the Covid situation for the Tamanoi beya members when they meet for the banzuke committee after the basho, but no confirmation at this point. "We can't help if they got infected..." says the PR man.

https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202009100000251.html

Good to hear that. That might be just enough for Azumaryu, but Fujiazuma is probably dropping to Makushita.

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http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?shikona=&heya=90&shusshin=-1&b=202009&high=-1&hd=-1&entry=-1&intai=-1&sort=1

The affected sekitori are Fujiazuma and Azumaryu, who are both almost guaranteed to drop out of Juryo if they are considered 0-0-15. From what little I know of the lower divisions, the only other notable lower division wrestler to be affected is Shiraishi (7-0 yusho in his debut basho as a Sd100 tsukedashi entrant). He's Ms2W this basho and would have had a good chance to be promoted to sekitori if he hadn't gone kyujo.

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The funny thing is didn’t everyone, including the Tamanoi rikishi attend the talk inside the kokugikan on the 30th? Shouldn’t they all be quarantined?

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1 minute ago, rhyen said:

Fujiazuma tasted negative, no?

I'd like to know how to taste positivity in a rikishi's muscles too (Dribbling...)

Jokes aside, the Nikkan Sports article said Fujiazuma and 17 other non-sekitori were said by the NSK to have been infected. It's Azumaryu we don't know about.

If my memory serves me correctly, the NSK did do tests on everyone recently at some point in time, and those, presumably, came up clean. If that was after the 30th, I think they're clear. In any case, if we don't hear any other cases outside Tamanoi over the next few days, we're clear, since anyone who might have been infected on the 30th would start showing symptoms by now.

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7 hours ago, Joaoiyama said:

So which rikishi are kyujo duo to covid issues?

All Tamanoi rikishi. 

Shikona Heya Shusshin Birth Date Highest Rank Hatsu Dohyo Intai Last Shikona
Azumahikari Tamanoi Tokyo May 27, 1993 Jonidan 53 2009.09   Azumahikari
Azumaiwa Tamanoi Miyazaki August 24, 1999 Jonidan 50 2018.01   Azumaiwa
Azumanami Tamanoi Fukushima November 29, 1984 Sandanme 55 2007.09   Azumanami
Azumaryu Tamanoi Mongolia May 12, 1987 Maegashira 14 2008.11   Azumaryu
Azumasato Tamanoi Tokyo May 22, 1992 Makushita 35 2008.03   Azumasato
Azumasho Tamanoi Fukushima November 19, 1991 Sandanme 6 2010.03   Azumasho
Azumayama Tamanoi Fukushima June 10, 1994 Jonidan 60 2010.05   Azumayama
Fujiazuma Tamanoi Tokyo April 19, 1987 Maegashira 4 2003.03   Fujiazuma
Fukuazuma Tamanoi Fukushima November 24, 1999 Jonidan 28 2015.05   Fukuazuma
Hashimoto Tamanoi Miyagi January 15, 2004 Jonidan 52 2019.03   Hashimoto
Hokutoryu Tamanoi Hokkaido September 19, 2000 Sandanme 100 2016.03   Hokutoryu
Horyuyama Tamanoi Ishikawa August 24, 1986 Makushita 1 2009.03   Horyuyama
Ichiki Tamanoi Saga November 13, 1993 Makushita 6 2016.01   Ichiki
Iko Tamanoi Tokyo February 27, 1998 Sandanme 58 2014.11   Iko
Ishiazuma Tamanoi Miyagi November 8, 1998 Sandanme 86 2014.03   Ishiazuma
Iwamoto Tamanoi Hyogo June 29, 2002 Jonidan 74 2018.03   Iwamoto
Karatsuumi Tamanoi Saga August 3, 1988 Makushita 12 2004.03   Karatsuumi
Kiyonoumi Tamanoi Nagano August 21, 1996 Makushita 52 2014.11   Kiyonoumi
Mihamaumi Tamanoi Chiba November 29, 1996 Sandanme 48 2012.05   Mihamaumi
Mori Tamanoi Fukushima July 2, 1992 Sandanme 86 2011.01   Mori
Motokiyama Tamanoi Nagano December 15, 1991 Sandanme 74 2008.03   Motokiyama
Oazuma Tamanoi Fukushima May 10, 1990 Makushita 30 2006.05   Oazuma
Shiraishi Tamanoi Tokyo April 17, 1996 Makushita 2 2019.05   Shiraishi
Takeazuma Tamanoi Saitama February 23, 2001 Jonidan 51 2017.03   Takeazuma
Tokiryu Tamanoi Aichi June 25, 1998 Sandanme 25 2014.03   Tokiryu
Toshoyama Tamanoi Chiba January 7, 1998 Sandanme 3 2013.03   Toshoyama
Tsugaruumi Tamanoi Chiba April 6, 1996 Sandanme 4 2012.03   Tsugaruumi
Yoshiazuma Tamanoi Kumamoto May 26, 1977 Maegashira 12 1996.01   Yoshiazuma
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