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International Sumo Federation


International Sumo Federation

International Sumo Federation
Sport Sumo
Jurisdiction International
Founded 1992
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
President Hidetoshi Tanaka
Official website

The International Sumo Federation (ISF) is the largest international governing body of sport International Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency has more than ten million members


  • History 1
  • Members 2
  • Organization 3
  • Presidents 4
  • Events 5
    • World Championships 5.1
    • Discipline championships 5.2
    • Other events 5.3
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8



International Sumo Federation has 87 established National sumo Federations.


International Sumo Federation encourages the sport's development worldwide, including holding international championships. A key aim of the federation is to have Sumo recognized as an Olympic sport. Accordingly, amateur tournaments are divided into weight classes (men: Lightweight up to 85 kg (187 lb), Middleweight up to 115 kg (254 lb), Heavyweight over 115 kg (254 lb), and Open Weight [unrestricted entry]), and include competitions for female wrestlers (Lightweight up to 65 kg (143 lb), Middleweight up to 80 kg (180 lb), Heavyweight over 80 kg (180 lb), and Open Weight).



World Championships

Year Host City Country
1970 Tokyo Japan
1972 Paris France
1975 Long Beach, California United States
1977 Tokyo Japan
1980 Madrid Spain
1982 Taipei China Taiwan
1984 Maastricht Netherlands
1986 Sydney Australia
1988 Cairo Egypt
1990 Mexico City Mexico
1992 Granada Spain
1994 Kota Kinabalu Malaysia
1996 Sun City South Africa
1998 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
2000 Munich Germany
2002 Madrid Spain
2004 Monterrey Mexico
2006 Tampere Finland
2008 Tokyo Japan
2010 Belgrade Serbia
2012 Paris France

Discipline championships

Other events

See also


External links

  • Official website
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