Historians agree that the cloistered world of sumo dates back some 2,000 years.
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President Donald Trump is going to the sumo, where the brash American leader will watch one of Japan's most ancient and revered sporting traditions.A huge pro-wrestling fan, Trump once body slammed and shaved the head of an American wrestling bigwig during a televised event.Trump won't be the first foreign dignitary to visit sumo's hallowed Ryogoku Kokugikan venue.Aficionados of the roly-poly sport are torn over Trump's visit.Trump's apparent interest in the sport could end up hurting sumo enthusiasts, because of the heavy security required for the presidential visit.Buckton expressed belief that sumo's rehabilitation would not be helped by Trump's visit.Others thought Trump could help boost sumo's battered image.
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