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Feb. 4th has 2 remarkable events:

In 2010 Asashoryu announced his intai after scandal http://www.nikkansports.com/general/news/202302030000654.html

In 1967 ex-Chiyonoyama set up the heya name board and started Kokonoe-beya in Takasago-ichimon, leaving Dewanoumi (the split dated to Jan. 31st), with 10 rikishi, including ozeki Kitanofuji  http://www.47news.jp/news/8899161.html

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In the following Haru basho, Kitanofuji got his first yusho and another Chiyonofuji was among the first new recruits for the new heya http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Banzuke.aspx?b=196703&heya=40&shusshin=-1

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Feb. 7th 1998 - opening of the Nagano Olympics, makuuchi and Akebono yokozuna dohyo-iri in front of the Tenno  - only Akebono, the others did it in the form for it, but the Imperial couple was late - with Kitakachidoki and Terao

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rikishi enter with the teams of the competing nations

Greece: Takanonami, China: Kaiho, Mongolia: Kyokushuho, USA: Musashimaru

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Japan: Wakanohana (Taka kyujo)

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Bosnia Zenshinyama, Chili Kushimaumi

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1 hour ago, Akinomaki said:

rikishi enter with the teams of the competing nations

A fun fact I know about this, for Brazil's entering, the first brazilian sekitori Ryuko was as accompaning rikishi but he was not a sekitori anymore at the time, he was in Makushita, but he was there in formal kimono and using the oichomage. Cool stuff.

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1 minute ago, Koorifuu said:

Thank you - I'd use a SumoDB query for this, though.

I rather meant which rikishi got assigned to each nation in Nagano's opening ceremony.

Oh that makes more sense, given the thread. Sorry!

I remember seeing one before but i couldn't access it now :-(

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1 hour ago, Koorifuu said:

Is there a list of rikishi/nation pairings? Couldn't find any.

The English press guide from the 1998 Nagano Olympics is online in pdf format at

 

999 The Opening Ceremony Media Guide

 
On pages 36-38 is a list of the nations: each nation is led by a rikishi.  Asterisks indicate a rikishi leading his home country, thus ...
Argentina -- Hoshitango (Ms22w)
Brazil -- Ikemori (Ms39e)
Korea -- Ganyu (M9e)
Mongolia -- Kyokushuzan (J13e)
USA -- Musashimaru (O)
Japan -- Wakanohana (O)
 
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10 hours ago, Yamanashi said:

The English press guide from the 1998 Nagano Olympics is online in pdf format at

On pages 36-38 is a list of the nations: each nation is led by a rikishi.  Asterisks indicate a rikishi leading his home country, thus ...
Argentina -- Hoshitango (Ms22w)
Brazil -- Ikemori (Ms39e)
Korea -- Ganyu (M9e)
Mongolia -- Kyokushuzan (J13e)
USA -- Musashimaru (O)
Japan -- Wakanohana (O)

We had a link to such list from the web posted in some old thread, but maybe only in Japanese, like on this page https://sooda.jp/qa/389156

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2 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

We had a link to such list from the web posted in some old thread, but maybe only in Japanese, like on this page https://sooda.jp/qa/389156

Looking through the English press guide was like viewing a time capsule of the late 90's: Midori Ito, Seiji Ozawa, Jim Steinman, Moriyama Ryoko, Andrew Lloyd Webber, etc.  And the descriptions of each part of the Opening ceremonies was excellent, including explanations of the Sumo-related activities.

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April 8th 1973, China koen - 4 days in Beijing and 2 in Shanghai - premier Zhou Enlai came for a visit. Made possible by the normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and China the year before, 2nd overseas koen after a Soviet koen in 1965 (wait for July 25th for that pic). o

shaking hands with Kitanofuji, Kotozakura in the back

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Dohyo-iri during the New York koen at the State Department in Washington, June 11th 1985: yokozuna Chiyonofuji, tsuyuharai komusubi Konishiki, tachi-mochi ozeki Wakashimazu. First experience of traditional Japanese culture for George Shultz etc. o

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Today in 2000 Kaio became ozeki o

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a day late: on July 25th 1965: the rikishi etc. leave for the first overseas koen, from Yokohama to the Soviet Union o

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100 years ago the great Kanto earthquake severely damaged the old kokugikan and one of the many who died was the 11th Otowayama, former juryo Umegaki - the kabu remained vacant for 7 years, with him listed as the holder.

The kokugikan was built in 1909, burnt down in 1917 and was destroyed a 3rd time in the bombings in 1945 o

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Otowayama originally came from Kyoto-zumo, was juryo for one basho. He retired in May 1897 at age 40, opened Otowayama-beya, but it closed without having a sekitori and he transferred to Ikazuchi-beya - he was 66 when he died on Sep. 1st 1923, born Dec. 18th 1856

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the graves of Otowayama, his wife and daughter, who all 3 died in the disaster, at the Nanzo-in in Toshima ward, the temple of the successive Otowayama

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Kyushu 1996, first ever yusho ketteisen with 5: Kaio, Takanonami, Musashimaru, Akebono, Wakanohana - the basho was the first kyujo of Takanohana o

drawing the lots for the first round

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2 first round bouts and one lucky to go into the tomoesen - Musashimaru yusho with 3 straight wins http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Results.aspx?b=199611&d=16

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2/11 1997 - danpatsushiki of Kyokudozan in the kokugikan after the suden intai to become member of parliament for the shinshinto / New Frontier party http://www.47news.jp/news/10513375.html

His retirement was accepted after he was elected and for Kyushu 1996 he was as M14 on the banzuke as lower house MP and in parliament with mage till that day.

About 290 had a cut: shinshinto party leader Ichiro Ozawa

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I remember his arrival in makuuchi, but I did not know about his unusual exit.

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Not often, so likely not much - Feb. 29th, 1992 was the biggest ever shindeshi kensa, 160 new recruits: enough for 3 full years now, after Hatsu with the first yusho of Takahanada at the record young age of 19y5m. http://www.47news.jp/news/10586637.html

Now both a dream and a nightmare for the NSK:

Kyokutenho and Kyokushuzan on the left in a record breaking group of 6 Mongolians for Oshima-beya sumodb.sumogames.de/Banzuke.aspx?b=199203&heya=-1&shusshin=59

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The worst ever Haru basho is now this basho: 27, the previous low was last year with 33 https://www.47news.jp/10589271.html

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