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Which yokozuna opened the Nagano Winter Olympics?  (Scratchingchin...)

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7 hours ago, Nantonoyama said:

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.

Hey, perhaps they will let Hakuho run the torch?  :-D

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1 hour ago, kawika said:

Which yokozuna opened the Nagano Winter Olympics?  (Scratchingchin...)

Akebono, who was a Japanese citizen by then. Takanohana was kyujo at the time.

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winter-olympics-nagano-1998-opening-cere

and anyone knows who this is?  opening day ceremony.

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8 hours ago, I am the Yokozuna said:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gojōrō_Katsuhiro

In total, 70 different sumotoris led 70 different delegations at the opening ceremony

https://mixi.jp/view_bbs.pl?comm_id=69463&id=60064929

https://web.archive.org/web/20160305153407/http://www.banzuke.com/98-2/msg00133.html

the list of rikishi who accompanied countries on Nagano Winter Olympics opening ceremony, in english

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On 26/03/2020 at 16:18, code_number3 said:

https://web.archive.org/web/20160305153407/http://www.banzuke.com/98-2/msg00133.html

the list of rikishi who accompanied countries on Nagano Winter Olympics opening ceremony, in english

Wow, those names take me back! I lived in Japan from October 1998 for nearly two years, so most of those names were staples on my time there. It’s so interesting to remember a time before Wakanohana and Musashimaru were Yokozuna, Kaio was ozeki, and when Musoyama was still active.

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10 hours ago, code_number3 said:

Yellow light incoming

https://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/52453435

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The postponed Tokyo Olympics will be "scrapped" if they cannot take place in 2021, says Games chief Yoshiro Mori.

Hope the pandemic over just in time

If that indeed happens, we are in far more trouble than just missing one event ... 

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It sounds like with the current pandemic climate, Hakuho will have the chance to mend some old wounds and get his body feeling much better so that he can continue through next year. I hope he does find a way to alleviate the injuries/strain on his body as I would imagine he must be in quite a bit of pain from all of his years in sumo.

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1 hour ago, Chanko Thief said:

... I hope he does find a way to alleviate the injuries/strain on his body as I would imagine he must be in quite a bit of pain from all of his years in sumo.

Covid or not, as a yokozuna, he can choose to sit out two (or more) bashos with no penalty.  Two bashos would give him six months of healing time. 

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11 hours ago, Chanko Thief said:

It sounds like with the current pandemic climate, Hakuho will have the chance to mend some old wounds and get his body feeling much better so that he can continue through next year. I hope he does find a way to alleviate the injuries/strain on his body as I would imagine he must be in quite a bit of pain from all of his years in sumo.

Agreed. Ten months in the bacta tank shall work wonders.

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On 26/03/2020 at 10:18, code_number3 said:

https://web.archive.org/web/20160305153407/http://www.banzuke.com/98-2/msg00133.html

the list of rikishi who accompanied countries on Nagano Winter Olympics opening ceremony, in english

Olympic’s youtube channel will show Nagano 98 opening ceremony. It’s on may 11th 15.00 GMT

 

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