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Japan grapples with Sumo match-fixing scandal

One of Japan's biggest Sumo wrestling tournaments has been called off over allegations of match-fixing.

Two wrestlers and a coach have admitted to rigging bouts, and 11 others are under suspicion of corrupting the ancient sport.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has called the scandal a ''betrayal'' of the people.

The BBC's Roland Buerk reports.

  • 07 Feb 2011
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