This is a supposed top 10 gross things in sports, but there's one particular entry that caught me up.
quote:5. Sumo stewards. Sure, there are some unpleasant responsibilities for a clubhouse attendant -- picking up sweaty jerseys, dirty jockstraps, etc. -- but it could be much, much worse. They could be responsible for the hygiene of sumo wrestlers, who can grow so large that they cannot, ahem, properly clean themselves. And we'll just leave it at that.
Can anybody back this up? I'd google for it, but I'm at work and I'm sure that sites about sumo wiping would look funny to our IT guy.
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I don't have the energy to look for a cite (it's 00:30 here) but I do remember seeing a documentary about an obese woman who had to have someone clean her up. She said it was very embarrassing, which I could well imagine. If there is such a job when it comes to sumo wrestlers - I don't know, but I wouldn't be surprised if there was.
As for the rest of the list... *shudders*
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Google only comes up with one reference to 'sumo stewards' and that only quotes this article.
From what I can find, it appears that the lower ranked sumo wrestlers wait on the higher ranked ones. One site does repeat the OP information, but since it's a food magazine site it could be quoting UL.