Sumo Tournament started amid virus fears with all seats empty


The Osaka Grand Sumo Tournament opened its 15-day tournament without spectators amid the coronavirus outbreak in Osaka, western Japan on March 8, 2020. SUMO’S spring tournament began behind closed doors. The Japan Sumo Association said that spectators would be barred the tournament in Osaka until March 22.
Japan recently unveiled $4 billion aid package to help economy.

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March 1, 2020 Sumo: March tournament to be held behind closed doors due to virus – english.kyodonews.net
March 6, 2020 Sumo: Asanoyama’s ozeki bid overshadowed by sport’s 1st empty arena – mainichi.jp
March 14, 2020 Sumo: Hakuho beats Mitakeumi to claim sole lead on Day 7 – mainichi.jp
March 18, 2020 Grand Sumo Tournament: Hakuo Rebounds Following First Loss – fightsports.tv
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_yokozuna – This is a list of all sumo wrestlers who have reached the sport’s highest rank of yokozuna.