Interview with Helen Delpopolo – United States Sumo Federation President

Helen Delpopolo has long been a competitor of amateur sumo, winning multiple golds at the US Sumo Nationals and performing very well at the World Sumo Championships.  Readers of NorthAmericanSumo.com also know that Helen is the current president of the United States Sumo Federation (USSF) - the primer sumo organization of the USA.  She is... Continue Reading →

Women in North American Sumo – Who’s Who 2018

The topic of women in sumo has recently garnered notable attention. Much of this conversation started in April of 2018, when Ryozo Tatami, the mayor of Maizuru, collapsed on the dohyo during a sumo event.  Two women rushed to his aid, and they were promptly asked to leave the dohyo while providing emergency medical treatment. ... Continue Reading →

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