Beyond the Fat Suit: The Future of International Sumo

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A look into the future of Japan’s oldest sport, and it’s fast-pace growth internationally. With sumo being granted full recognition by the International Olympic Committee in 2019, how will Japan maintain dominance as its sport globalizes? Justin Kizzart, founder of Dark Circle Sumo, will dive into the future of the sumo in the North American arena, and the issues of acceptance outside Japan.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Focus15
Event Type: Session
Track: Sports