Ajax loader

Can't find what you're looking for?

 

Be sure to Sign in to see all available content.

 

If you don't have an account, Register here.

SEARCH RESULT FOR:
JAPAN-SUMO/
RTX3BZMU
18 Jul. 2017
The sound of bodies slapping against each other rocks... more
JAPAN-SUMO/
RTX3BZMU
18 Jul. 2017
Nagoya, Japan
The sound of bodies slapping against each other rocks the stifling sumo "stable" in the central Japanese city of Nagoya, as 11 gigantic wrestlers wearing only loincloths take turns throwing each other out of a ring of sand. The wrestlers, or 'rikishi', at the prestigious Tomozuna stable spend more than three hours each morning practising holds in Japan's 15-century-old national sport, with defeat facing the first to fall or be forced out of the ring. With rare permission granted by sumo's governing body, Reuters was able to observe the stable's wrestlers training at their temporary Buddhist temple base for the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament that kicked off last week, gaining insight into the intricacies of sumo. Entering the world of sumo is to eat, live, and breathe Japanese - from the samurai-style topknots to the rigid hierarchy. But the tough training and tradition-bound ways have put off many local youth from the sport, leaving sumo to be dominated by foreign Ð mainly Mongolian Ð wrestlers, who face a gruelling path to assimilation. "Language was the biggest source of stress," said Tomozuna Oyakata, better known by his fighting name Kyokutenho, the first Mongolian-born wrestler to lead a sumo stable. "I couldn't understand anything when I was being scolded, or even when I was being praised," said the master, one of the first six Mongolians to be inducted into the sport in 1992. REUTERS/Issei Kato SEARCH "KATO SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: JAPAN-SUMO/
USA-MISSUSA/
RTX35UIH
15 May. 2017
2017 Miss USA – Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., 14/05/2017... more
USA-MISSUSA/
RTX35UGR
15 May. 2017
2017 Miss USA – Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., 14/05/2017... more
GOLF-MASTERS/
RTX34UU5
9 Apr. 2017
Charl Schwartzel of South Africa slaps hands with his... more
GOLF-MASTERS/
RTX343ZD
4 Apr. 2017
Vijay Singh of Fiji (L) slaps hands with Fred Couples... more
GOLF-MASTERS/
RTX341BL
4 Apr. 2017
Phil Mickelson of the U.S. slaps hands with a young... more
ASIA-STORM/PHILIPPINES
RTX2WHAO
26 Dec. 2016
A boy stands at a partially damaged port, as strong... more
SPAIN-FISHING/
RTX2WG3G
25 Dec. 2016
Santi Diaz Mosquera, 41, a 'percebeiro' (barnacle fisherman),... more
SPAIN-FISHING/
RTX2WG3E
25 Dec. 2016
Santi Diaz Mosquera (R), 41, a 'percebeiro' (barnacle... more
USA-TRUMP/
RTX2UFOJ
10 Dec. 2016
Marty Gonzales (L), from San Diego, CA, prepares to... more
CUBA-CASTRO/REACTION-SPAIN
RTSTECA
26 Nov. 2016
An anti-Castro protester wearing a t-shirt that reads,... more
BOXING-PACQUIAO/
RTX2S46O
6 Nov. 2016
Manny Pacquiao (R) of the Philippines punches WBO welterweight... more
BOXING-PACQUIAO/
RTX2S46J
6 Nov. 2016
Manny Pacquiao (L) of the Philippines battles with... more
USA-BOXING/
RTX2S3Q9
6 Nov. 2016
Manny Pacquiao (L) of the Philippines battles with... more
USA-BOXING/
RTX2S3PT
6 Nov. 2016
Manny Pacquiao (R) of the Philippines punches WBO welterweight... more
USA-ELECTION/TRUMP
RTX2OZQJ
15 Oct. 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump denies... more
USA-ELECTION/TRUMP
RTX2OZQI
15 Oct. 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump denies... more
USA-ELECTION/TRUMP
RTX2OZQH
15 Oct. 2016
Combination photo of Republican presidential nominee... more
USA-ELECTION/TRUMP
RTX2OZQG
15 Oct. 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump denies... more
USA-ELECTION/TRUMP
RTX2OZQF
15 Oct. 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump denies... more
USA-ELECTION/TRUMP
RTX2OZQE
15 Oct. 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump denies... more
USA-ELECTION/TRUMP
RTX2OZQC
15 Oct. 2016
Combination photo of Republican presidential nominee... more
USA-ELECTION/TRUMP
RTX2OZD1
15 Oct. 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump denies... more
PHILIPPINES-DUTERTE/PACQUIAO
RTSPZO8
29 Sep. 2016
Senator and boxing champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao... more
PHILIPPINES-DUTERTE/PACQUIAO
RTSPZO7
29 Sep. 2016
Senator and boxing champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao... more
ASIA-STORM/TAIWAN
RTSPL0S
27 Sep. 2016
A damaged tent is see as Typhoon Megi hits Hualien,... more
ASIA-STORM/TAIWAN
RTSPL0P
27 Sep. 2016
A damaged tent is seen as Typhoon Megi hits Hualien,... more
CONGO-POLITICS/
RTSP53D
23 Sep. 2016
Opposition supporters beat a man accused of working... more
USA-POLICE/
RTSOVN7
22 Sep. 2016
A man is hit with pepper spray paint balls in uptown... more
USA-POLICE/
RTSOVL8
22 Sep. 2016
A man is hit with pepper spray paint balls in uptown... more
UN-ASSEMBLY/
RTSOKX1
20 Sep. 2016
The President of the seventy-first session of the United... more
BOXING-TROYSANOVSKY-OBARA/
RTX2OWDN
9 Sep. 2016
Boxing - Eduard Troyanovsky of Russia v Keita Obara... more
BOXING-TROYSANOVSKY-OBARA/
RTX2OWDM
9 Sep. 2016
Boxing - Eduard Troyanovsky of Russia v Keita Obara... more
BOXING-TROYSANOVSKY-OBARA/
RTX2OWDK
9 Sep. 2016
Boxing - Eduard Troyanovsky of Russia v Keita Obara... more
BOXING-TROYSANOVSKY-OBARA/
RTX2OWDH
9 Sep. 2016
Boxing - Eduard Troyanovsky of Russia v Keita Obara... more
BOXING-JAPAN/
RTX2O2G2
4 Sep. 2016
Boxing - Naoya Inoue of Japan v Petchbarngborn Kokietgym... more
BOXING-JAPAN/
RTX2O2FO
4 Sep. 2016
Boxing - Naoya Inoue of Japan v Petchbarngborn Kokietgym... more
BOXING-JAPAN/
RTX2O2FN
4 Sep. 2016
Boxing - Naoya Inoue of Japan v Petchbarngborn Kokietgym... more
BOXING-JAPAN/
RTX2O2CU
4 Sep. 2016
Boxing - Naoya Inoue of Japan v Petchbarngborn Kokietgym... more
OLYMPICS-RIO/BOXING-THAILAND
RTSHB2K
11 Jul. 2016
Thailand's boxer Peamwilai Laopeam, who hopes to win... more
OLYMPICS-RIO/BOXING-THAILAND
RTSHB2I
11 Jul. 2016
Thailand's boxer Peamwilai Laopeam, who hopes to win... more
OLYMPICS-RIO/BOXING-THAILAND
RTSHB25
11 Jul. 2016
Thailand's boxer Peamwilai Laopeam (L), who hopes to... more
CHILE-PROTEST/
RTX2JUVS
5 Jul. 2016
A demonstrator prepares to hit a riot police vehicle... more
IVORYCOAST-COCOA/FORESTS
RTX2G79D
14 Jun. 2016
Cocoa farmers Herve Keita (C) and Bienvenu Bago (centre... more
IVORYCOAST-COCOA/FORESTS
RTX2G76N
14 Jun. 2016
Cocoa farmer Bienvenu Bago (C), who said he had been... more
FRANCE-POLITICS/PROTESTS
RTX2FBIM
2 Jun. 2016
A protestor uses a tennis racket to return a tear gas... more
FRANCE-POLITICS/PROTESTS
RTX2FBII
2 Jun. 2016
A protestor uses a tennis racket to return a tear gas... more
FRANCE-POLITICS/PROTESTS
RTX2FBFZ
2 Jun. 2016
A protestor uses a tennis racket to return a tear gas... more
KENYA-POLITICS/
RTSEI8N
16 May. 2016
Kenyan policemen beat a protester during clashes in... more
KENYA-POLITICS/
RTSEHV9
16 May. 2016
Policemen beat a protester inside a building during... more
CHILE-PROTEST/
RTX2DVJ9
11 May. 2016
Students are hit by a riot police water cannon during... more
CHILE-ENVIRONMENT/PROTESTS
RTX2DKC1
10 May. 2016
A demonstrator uses a metal piece to hit the logo of... more
MIXED-MARTIAL-ARTS/UFC
RTX2DDYR
8 May. 2016
Mixed Martial Arts - UFC Fight Night - Alistair Overeem... more
MIXED-MARTIAL-ARTS/UFC
RTX2DDYQ
8 May. 2016
Mixed Martial Arts - UFC Fight Night - Alistair Overeem... more
MIXED-MARTIAL-ARTS/UFC
RTX2DDYO
8 May. 2016
Mixed Martial Arts - UFC Fight Night - Alistair Overeem... more
MIXED-MARTIAL-ARTS/UFC
RTX2DDTA
8 May. 2016
Mixed Martial Arts - UFC Fight Night - Nikita Krylov... more
MIXED-MARTIAL-ARTS/UFC
RTX2DDOA
8 May. 2016
Mixed Martial Arts - UFC Fight Night - Karolina Kowalkiewicz... more
MIXED-MARTIAL-ARTS/UFC
RTX2DDGS
8 May. 2016
Mixed Martial Arts - UFC Fight Night - Kyogi Horiguchi... more
MIXED-MARTIAL-ARTS/UFC
RTX2DDAK
8 May. 2016
Mixed Martial Arts - UFC Fight Night - Reza Madadi... more
CHILE-PROTEST/
RTX2CZU4
5 May. 2016
A student protester uses a skate board to hit a police... more
Page
of 64
Sort by
Items per page
Display
Print