The 69th yokozuna of Japanese sumo stands 1.93 m (6’4”), tips the scales at almost 160kg and like the yokozunas just before and after him, he isn’t Japanese. A native Mongolian, 29-year-old Hakuhō Shō in only one hanbasho (tournament) away from...

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 00:24

Corsier-suer-Vevey, Switzerland (September 18) -- Alain Abbet, a longtime employee of the international federation of wrestling, has died. He was 64.

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 15:12

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (September 11) -- United World Wrestling and wrestling mat provider Taishan have signed a sponsorship agreement. The deal, which will run through the end of 2020, is the first step in the wrestling federation’s attempt to... Read more

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 16:12

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (September 7) – Nenad Lalovic, who led last year’s Save Olympic Wrestling movement, was elected president of United World Wrestling by acclamation Sunday in Tashkent.
Lalovic marked his election, and by coincidence the eve of... Read more