Do you know sumo?

It's a 1,500 years old Japanese martial art, steeped in the Shinto religion. It's a fast and exciting sport with simple,easy to understand rules.

It's part of the World Games, and is on track for inclusion in the Olympics.

At last count, 84 nations have joined The International Sumo Federation, so it has evolved far beyond its Japanese origins.

Sumo is competitive contact sport. A match is played between two players, designated East and West.

They make the best possible use of the 4.55 meter diameter dohyo and fight, almost naked, using their full strength.

Competitions are open to men and women, however, no contest between man and woman is allowed.

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2019 Sumo World Championships


Jr.Sumo World Championships

Top Sumo athletes all over the world arrive in Osaka, Japan on 12 & 13 October, 2019

2019 Sumo World Championships and Jr.Somo World Championships will be held at Sakai Ohama Sumo Stadium, holy place of Sumo, in Sakai city where Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, registered as the World Heritage this year, is located.

Please join the Championships to watch dynamic matches by national representatives of Sumo from all over the world.

(Sat) 12 October 2019 (13:00 - )

The 16th Junior Sumo World Championships

Individual weight categories: -80kg, -100kg, +100kg, Open / Team competitions

The 8th Junior Women Sumo World Championships

Individual weight categories: -60kg, -75kg, +75kg, Open / Team competitions

(Sun) 13 October 2019 (10:00 - )

The 23rdSumo World Championships

Individual weight categories:-85kg, -100kg, -115kg, +115kg, Open / Team competitions

The 14thWomen Sumo World Championships

Individual weight categories: -65kg, -73 kg, -80kg, +80kg, Open / Team competitions

2,000 JPY / Pre sale ticket 1,500 JPY *sales on e-plus

International Sumo Federation (IFS), Japan Sumo Federation
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OSAKA, 2019

on 12 & 13 October

You Tube Live streaming delivery
YouTube World Sumo Championships 2018 Video

Sakai Ohama Sumo Stadium (Sakai, Osaka)

5-7-1 Ohama Kitamachi, Sakai-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka, 590-0974 Japan

ohamasumo (Link)

WADA Speak up Program

IFS takes its anti-doping measures very seriously.


Best Athlete of the Year 2018 nominated

You can send in your votes (once a day, twice if you sign up for the newsletter) from this link.


International Sumo Federation gains full recognition

IFS has been granted full recognition by the IOC during the 133rd IOC Session meeting held in Buenos Aires on 9 October, 2018.


Sumo Participation in the III World Nomad Games 2018

Kyrgyz Republic Sumo Association is glad to inform that on September 2-9, 2018