Ustream - Live Grand Sumo Tournament for fans all over the world

Grand Sumo Tournament 2014 January is currently taking place at Ryougoku Sumo Hall in Tokyo. It started on January 12 and will end on January 26. Ustream will broadcast all of the Sumo matches in this tournament to the whole world.

You can buy a daily ticket for USD10 or a ticket for all the days of the tournament for USD120. A daily ticket for only the final day costs USD15, however, this includes the awards ceremony. The live/recorded tournament will be available for viewing online until March 8.

If you don't have much knowledge about Sumo, go to the official Ustream page for the Grand Sumo Tournament. They provide a PDF file about Sumo details in English!

Photo by Mainichi Shinbun


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