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Sumo Wrestling – Corruption!

It’s weird that I just finished reading Freakonomics and watching the film, and here comes the news of the corruption of sum0-wrestling.  Right now a big scandal in Japan centered around this dude:

He was texting another Sumo-Wrestler before the match to fix the outcome.  Reports also have them putting money on the fights.  The issue is the pride the Japanese place in the ‘cleanliness’ of their sport…

…Well Japan – Pete Rose just put you to shame.

Now, government officials have said sumo may lose its status as a national sport, a status that has given it government backing, tax exemptions and guaranteed coverage by the public broadcaster, NHK.

Here’s the link to the NYTimes Article:

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