Sumo News: Akita Summer Sumo Tournament Canceled By Organizers Due to Match-Fixing Scandal


According to the Japan Times, organizers of the Akita Summer Exhibition Sumo Tournament have decided to cancel the tournament in light of the JSA’s most recent scandal. Three sumo wrestlers have come forward and admitted to match-fixing, also know as “yaocho,” after evidence was found on several cell phones. Fourteen  rikishi and oyakata are being investigated.

Disappointing news indeed.

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