5 February 2010
At 23 stone, he’s not easy to miss but there may still be people out there who haven’t heard the tale of Asahoryu, the champion sumo wrestler who has resigned amid claims he made a drunken attack on a man at a Tokyo nightclub. English football, with its current obsession about John Terry, is far from the only sporting sphere with troublesome athletes. Catch up with Asahoryu’s woes in The Independent (who also run an editorial), Japan’s Kyodo news agency reporting from Asahoryu’s native Mongolia, The Japan Times, The Mainichi Daily News, and CNN, who carry some great pictures, check out stable master Takasago especially.
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