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As @Brian Fowler pointed out in the "interesting Sports" threas, Sumo seems to be interesting enough to warrant its own thread. Us fans pretty much hijacked the thread during the last Basho. Of course, there are roughly six to eight week intervalls of more or less silence, but things get very crowded during the tournaments themselves. Therefore I agree that Sumo needs its own thread. Goals for this thread I would really like this thread to host a lively discussion during the big tournaments in Japan (January, March, May, July, September and November). There seem to be quite a few people who watch the matches on the different outlets and are interested in talking about results, crazy events, techniques. It would be cool to have this in here. Additionally and if some are interested, we can turn this into a thread were we talk about your own Individual fandom, Rikishi from the past, the sport's history and such. I have only scratched the surface on this wonderful (more than just a) sport, and I could imagine I'm not alone. It might be a good idea to gather Information, questions and such within this thread. I will add a few links which are good if you wish to follow Sumo, feel free to add whatever you know / like to have added. Last but not at all least, there are tons of funny, interesting and spectacular pictures out there with Rikishi and their various activities on and off the dohyo. Those can be collected / posted in here. I'd be very happy for everyone who'd like to join me in my quest to follow and understand Sumo better than I do now. Also, feel encouraged to add wishes, ideas and everything YOU want from this thread. I'm looking forward to discussing the Osaka basho in March 2019. Let's gambarize together! Weblinks Official Kiyokai Website (with English Option) : http://sumo.or.jp English Language Sumo Forum: http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/ Tachiai Sumo Blog: https://tachiai.org Sumo-Database (during Basho SPOILER ALERT): http://sumodb.sumogames.de Youtube Channels Chris Gould - insights, interview translations and statistics: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCIk5AQ47TYq8PQRoeM47LqQ Kintamayama - previews, reviews, digests of Makuuchi bouts: https://m.youtube.com/user/Kintamayama Natto Sumo - digest of Makuuchi matchdays: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCzZ8v5JF3IyxLWOCGKpcP0g Jason's All Sumo Channel: https://m.youtube.com/user/JasonsinJapan Sumo Paris (French) channel with lots Bashos and Fights of Yore: https://m.youtube.com/user/SumoParis