Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Difference Half a Year Makes

This article from a year ago contrasts completely with the article from six months ago ("The Sumo authorities appreciate the excitement and ticket sales that foreign wrestlers generate."):

"Ticket sales are dropping as sumo stars like Bulgaria's Kotooshu and Mongolia's Asashoryu shove contenders from Japan out of the spotlight...

"Ticket sales have been declining, it is becoming harder for sumo to find young recruits and TV ratings have fallen significantly compared with a decade or so ago, when Japanese were still more of a factor in the six annual tournaments."

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