Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Wednesday searched sumo training facilities, or stables, as they continue to gather evidence on a widespread gambling scandal that has tarnished Japan's national sport.
Japan's governing body of sumo wrestling announced it has fired star sumo wrestler ozeki Kotomitsuki in the wake of a gambling scandal that has enveloped the sport, according to news reports.
The association that governs sumo wrestling in Japan plans to announce a decision Sunday involving star wrestlers and stable masters caught up in a scandal that has tarnished the country's national sport.
Drug arrests in the centuries old martial arts community highlight the crisis facing traditional Japanese identity in a changing world
For the first time that sumo wrestling's governing body can recall, one of its revered athletes has been nabbed for drug possession.
For the first time sumo wrestling's governing body can recall, one of its revered athletes has been nabbed for drug possession.
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