Home on the Web

By Richard Borreca

Friday, May 14, 1999

Just in time
for the grand tourney,

For some, there is just never too much sumo -- so here is a Web site that is all-sumo-all-the-time.

Stomp on over to for daily reports from the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament now going on in Tokyo.

The site is constructed by Keith Haugen, a former Star-Bulletin reporter and longtime Hawaiian musician who is also a knowledgeable sumo fan. The results are big sporting news for Hawaii as one Hawaii-born wrestler, Akebono, fights to stay in the sport as a top champion while another, Musashimaru, is up for promotion to the top ranks.

In between the action, Haugen has a first-rate analysis of the matches and provides features on the history of the sport, plus even recipes for chankonabe, the protein-rich stew that help wrestlers keep the weight on.

"Home on the Web" is a weekly Friday feature of the Star-Bulletin.
Richard Borreca can be reached by e-mail at

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