[sumo] Sumo interest down in Mongolia
sumo at achimp.de
Sun Jun 17 11:11:19 EDT 2007
Soon it may be too late for that idea of a Mongolian jungyo we talked
The Yomiuri reports a rapid drop in interest for Japanese sumo in Mongolia.
The news of the second Mongolian yokozuna met a rather cool reception
there. The number of tv channels covering the Natsu basho dropped from
11 to 5.
At its peek in 2004, 80% of the 2.5 million viewers watched sumo, lately
that rate dropped to 30%.
Those training and aiming to enter O-zumo now have realized their slim
chances with the present limit of one foreigner per heya, down nearly
half from 2000.
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