The Korea Herald


The opening of a new year sumo tournament in Tokyo

By 신용배

Published : Feb. 6, 2011 - 14:11

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Grand champion Hakuho, second left front row, and other top sumo wrestlers stand at attention on the sumo ring as Japan Sumo Association Chairman Hanaregoma, in kimono, delivers the opening speech at the start of a new year tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo arena on Jan. 9, 2011. Japan's sumo association said on Sunday Feb. 6, 2011, it will cancel its March tournament due to a match-fixing scandal. (Photo: AP-Yonhap)