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i think it has managed to dodge the bullet, but you know, the question is, how long is it going to be before we get an event? that's that deep in that location and it suffers the same page until then, this underwater labyrinth is blooming with hope. leah harding al jazeera. ah and now the top stories on al jazeera america and russia's top diplomats have arrived in geneva with a shuttle to whole talks over the escalating the situation in ukraine. russia has a mass around the 100100000 troops around ukraine's borders, sparking fears of an invasion. he was secretary of state, anthony lincoln will meet russia's foreign minister said gala. on friday, he flew in from the german capital berlin, where he pledge that any russian aggression would get
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close your eyes ah, listen, a sort of the senior living with the poor. i never dreamt of it. where the words fail, music speaks to short films about how music knocked down and inspire hope for a better life. ages selects on al jazeera in japan's ancient and revered traditions, they considered do me goal. i thought this isn't like aren't in there, so it will guide mckissick out a route from the world of japanese sumo wrestling is off limits to most outsiders. one with scandals are hidden even when its life and death. i'm a republican. more compared to what i looked in colorado. i hemmed up,
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the more in my stomach. one 0, one east goes inside the secretive world of japanese su mode. oh, okay. in the south of japan, i is a unique state of the art gym. oh, oh oh, here children don't dream of being rock styles. football legend, their obsession is to become sumo champions. a at 8 years old, toki is the youngest of the team but he doesn't get any special treatment from the coaches. to day toki has to repeat this exercise 100 times. oh you do?
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oh oh oh oh oh then it's time for wrestling. you're right. like, oh oh, good i oh, yet another defeat against one of these calls might exhausted and pushed through his yes. he breaks down to the horses. it didn't. i didn't say they was to you. my horse in gloom is aggressive. wow, i guess that they look like little not today. how did
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with oh no, we don't 13 emma store this now given the demo, stay there though, you google does that. i get, i know. but the 1st sumo fight, the believe to have taken place around 1500 years ago. the discipline has its foundation in shintoism the indigenous religion of japan. with thanks to a new kind of supporter, the discipline of sumo wrestling has experienced a fresh revival in recent. yes, they called sumo joshing. young girls who was sumo fans. 15 year old matt cold is one of them. when you are good, when you're done to death,
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an avid collector of sumo cards, she knows all the restless statistics by heart rate. it is more than it could be, or might the se, dawson, hamilton, wasn't it buried in her collection. she also had some re gems you cause eleanor capable of having their so what i'd say was stuff keiko, citizen guinea. i did thought it was in idaho. got it, they thought kick with i beneath. i had to hold the say you was there kiki? obviously she macros passion for sumo started young from the age of 5. she hasn't missed a tournament. every summer, the best sumo wrestlers on the scene, 2 of the major japanese city to day macro and her mother travelled 3 hours
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by train towards sancho in the center of japan. even though it's a friendly competition, it's sold out. ah, the tournament begins with an opening ceremony. a o. before every match, a series of rituals must be performed in one, whistler's hit the ground with their feet to ward off evil spirits. they are funny from a small villa i have there or sell for got it, kill me, that eats and it's got me that the of them is it it or because even there to kind
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of come on thought he says like, aren't in there. so it will cover guy in the home legacy. got this kid is the rules of the contest, a very simple make your opponent fool or push him out of the 4 and a half meter diameter ring. because she attends every tournament. mako is well known here and can even go back stage and area normally forbidden to the public. this is where the sumo wrestlers warm up marco asked a couple of them about their weight guys on my payday because it i know you have miserable and how can you do the same yonder? none of them will work
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to day. there is a special star marco wants to see having $145.00 tournaments. how cool is the most successful, sumo wrestler in history? since 2007, he's been a yorker sooner. the highest rank in sue mo. the yorker sooners are the only ones to wear this wrote belt a sacred symbol of the shinto religion. i think it is only gonna be for okay, for me that gave you some. hi maria. i know them ah, put me on the left is 1.92 meters tall and weighs a 154 kilograms. this afternoon he faces another yorker sooner.
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but for this exhibition match neither of the 2 champions. what was really hard to avoid injury there around 600 professional wrestlers in japan most are based in we all got comb, the so mo, district in the heart of tokyo with its huge stadium dedicated to the main tournament of the season. they lived together 24 hours a day ensued most stable. to enter this closed florida is almost impossible. but weeping branch special permission to film at no router's day. oh, it's 6 30 am and the wrestlers are already training. so oh, the to me to to giant is the master of the stable an anomaly in the history of sumo
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. he's the 1st stable master from europe, a former bulgarian, he became a japanese national and a great sumo champion. his japanese name koto aust, you cut the norie with the training has been the same for century. the same exercises the same routines and above all the same suffering. these young wrestlers are between 17 and 23 years old. to join the
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stables, they must be in good physical condition, be at least a 174 cent. he's tall and way at least 75 kilograms. all you is the oldest member of the team. a year and a half ago he gave up everything to become a sumo wrestler. papa. yes, sir, i got up. ya, missouri. none more. coming. you better go. you might get a new though. some coach. mckenzie. oh oh, it was a this one. 0,
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you put us affordable for you on. mm hm. no. he went to school. okay. he switched to move to new orleans. or before new miracle, we call you switch to a moment. this is oh i oh, at the end of each training session they must see the sumo antello. oh a after 2 and a half hours of training with no break, the sumo wrestlers must clean the house from floor to ceiling. the rules inside are
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based on authority, hierarchy and respect for elders. apprentices must carry out all of the chores upstairs. others are all kitchen duty. every day, the restless prepare a gigantic meal, a column re face that takes hours to make all of it. the magic recipe of sumo is called chunk on our bed. it's a high calorie stew with a few vegetables. and a lot of protein, meat, eggs, and fat. a lot of fat. on the menu of body board, job little bull. bob. goulburg, did you buy your hobby?
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cody, my little. ah, it's 11 o'clock time for a feast. these sumo wrestlers consume around $10000.00 calories a day, 5 times more than the average man with a little blue would with all of them lose her clothes or the weight gain is not without risk. diabetes, high cholesterol and cardiovascular problems have shortened. the average life expectancy of sumo wrestlers to 655, nearly 20 years. less than other japanese men. clinical asi, deep on a particular ship. giblin noodle teacher over here to tell you what are going on all the school do it. there are about 40 sumo stables
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in tokyo, in this 113 young men live together. it's very crowded with 0 privacy. a large part of the afternoon is reserved for a nap. 2 and a half hours of sleep to recover from training and to store the fat from lunch more color, that's good at them and it's a monday is going as it comes with. oh, bugging wellness. the last ones to have joined the stables, sleep in the dining room, they arrive 3 months ago, most won't last year. the afternoon program is the same as the morning training house work and a meal. then bed at 10 p. m. it's a tough, isolated,
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almost monastic lifestyle. yet children from across japan strive to join this to my stable children like show escape. i had a master at 13 years old, cheerfully is a 173 thing to be as tall and weighs a 124 kilograms. he's been practicing sumo since he was 9 and has many trophies that he might be a wrestling prodigy. but when faced with a mathematical equation, he struggles, fortunately, his classmates, helping them with the quote, a case of you want to bring up
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oh, my mean human that is he physically, by severe every day off to school? sure scale goes to practice. i enjoy at home as it would be better if i was and i'm lucky though i got up to say good, but oh, i didn't overstep in a few days show skill will compete at a national tournament in tokyo against the country's best high school students.
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it is last training session before the competition. he's giving it his or her as good to achieve success, she'll go we'll have to sacrificing friends, having spare time and dating. sumo apprentices live in a world without women to nights, a special night in tokyo, apprentice restless from the router stable a going out aged $1820.23. they've been given special permission to be out after 10 p. m. today's on, along in mother i'll call this study to come with outside the stable professional sumo wrestlers where the traditional chemo it attracts attention
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yellow concert l i m a has as it has given him the cancer through my little don't it from other humans. and i've made savage, i mean, i've heard of it was over wasn't of one of the damage. i think on that on this new to night. they were at a karaoke night. the play list is full of romantic songs. oh oh oh, she him the whole calories, food the b r i context are aware of more muslim,
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a forklift. okay. to hold online or on football road muscles because the sumo world has long held traditions that exclude women in 2018 a scandal brought to light a mediaeval rule that is still followed to the letter by the federation, the mayor of a city nicky. auto collapse is in the middle of a speech on the door, yelled the ring where the fight to take place. if no one helps he could die. a female medic rushes to give him cpr when 2 other women come to help, the referee ordered them all to leave the ring. i, i in accordance with shinto religious tradition, entering the door, yo is forbidden to women. they considered impure because of their menstrual cycle.
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the mayor survived, but the affair stirred up a lot of controversy in japan. this woman wants a sumo federation to abandon this sexist tradition. she did. i was now staring at all scores on what the history there. tom, a call knock a gala is the mayor of tucker resumed car 2 days after the incident, she hosted a sumo tournament in her town. she spoke from the foot of the podium. ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. b lou louis that we se in japan sooner world punishment comes to any one who tarnishes the image of the
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national sport. the yorker, sooner with this sacred built, are supposed to show exemplary behavior. but this grand champion, harem of fuji, went from the status of demi god, to that of outcast in one false step. his career ended over a bar fight with another sumo wrestler at a karaoke club. oh, oh. 000000, go one. the mongolian wrestler was forced to retire. his career, destroyed the biggest scandal of the decade, however, almost never came out. professor de la is a medical examiner in 2007, the corpse of
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a young sumo wrestler arrived on is the operating table. according to the sumo association to cache she sideshow had suffered heart failure during training her to house on fashion and motion and normally faculty more. so what i'm thinking conroy tightened up the more emotionally the police had closed the case and returned the body to his family. but when to catch his parents noticed heavy bruising and what appeared to be burns on his body, they demanded an investigation. the professor conducted an autopsy and concluded that the 17 year old was beaten to death. loudly i boarded. but i done to the summer is sort of kara, a lot of material coming little. she diary no dial tone or guy, so can uncanny more so you can i'mma got all shingle to william, affording nick, i own, i'm going over here to unit on the bus. and so the camera, i mean, you know,
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walking by donald took little ne, a lot got to know cuz it's not, it was his investigation revealed that because she was beaten with beer bottles or coroner cow no such in this it, the cynic is not on the mush, they're one of the one on the external to one attack is anonymous. a corner we are caught on or below been the non loop put any data. jesus put you on a theme, us a seems another multiple cubits among directly. ma sam. single. as for a color color high, describe how you are a joni, good to steve, us, a call a show, go, go, go bundled for almost there or the mom. the 3 wrestlers who beat to kashi were given suspended sentences. the stable trainer was sentenced to 6 years in prison. ah, despite the series of scandals, the centuries,
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all sport keeps attracting new recruits for sure sky. today is the big day. his tournament takes place in the park of a shinto shrine in tokyo, competing of based 13 to 15 year olds from across the country shore. scarce 1st opponent doesn't stand a chance in 3 seconds. he's knocked to the ground. fighting continues all day long injuries are common. it's during these tournaments that stable coaches pick their future students. you're saving truthfully but in the fall,
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he's out for with jim guardian moultrie. ethan, for, for are you sure the county that all right. i need to know you did a go more in. she'll come with despite this defeat show, skate continues to believe in his destiny of joining a sumo. stable a world close to outsiders of intense hardship and sacrifice scandals and secrets where wrestlers put it all on the line to reach japan's ultimate sporting glory. hello, one of the stories that we cover a heidi complex. so it's very important that we make them as understandable as we
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