Coronavirus Puts March Sumo Championship In Question

When it comes to the world of sumo, maintaining tradition is the most important aspect of it. A key tradition may have to be altered due to the coronavirus that has affected the world.

According to NHK WORLD-JAPAN, March’s Grand Sumo Tournament is in question due to the virus. The Japan Sumo Association is working with senior association official Stablemaster Oguruma in order to find ways to work through everything. The event is scheduled to take place inside the EDION Arena Osaka in Osaka, Japan.

According to the latest from CNN, there have been 80,000 cases of the virus, with over 2,700 deaths. Major events, including soccer (futbol), boxing and marathons, have been altered or postponed due to the virus.

The March event is one of six that takes place throughout the year. The dates scheduled for it to take place would be from March 8-22. The JSA has three choices regarding the matter: have the event with or without spectators or cancelling it altogether.

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