The Summer Grand Sumo Tournament postponed due to coronavirus

Sumo’s governing body JSA announced the cancellation of the upcoming Summer Grand Sumo Tournament due to the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, while also revealing plans to relocate the following top-level meet from Nagoya to Tokyo.

The Summer Grand Sumo Tournament had been scheduled to take place between May 24 and June 7 at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan after the Japan Sumo Association delayed the opening of the 15-day meet by two weeks in response to the outbreak.

While the association had considered going ahead with the meet behind closed doors, it decided to cancel the event shortly after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced an extension of the nationwide state of emergency over the coronavirus until the end of this month.

The most recent top-level meet — the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, held at Edion Arena Osaka in March — was the first to be held without spectators after the JSA took the step in response to the coronavirus crisis.


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