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SUMO GOLFING SCANDAL

May 10, 2009

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NOTED GOLFER HAKUHO

There’s a huge controvery currently sweeping the sports world in Japan. The story is all over Japan’s newspapers and television.

The scandal involves sumo wrestlers and golf. Get your mind out of the gutter. Whatever trouble you’re imagining they could have gotten into, Asashoryu and Hakuho didn’t do it. The “scandal” is that they were even playing golf at all. Apparently, a group of sumo wrestlers hit the links just two days before a major sumo tournament. In Japan, sumo is a centuries-old, ritualistic tradition that borders on religion.

One stablemaster (trainer) from the Japan Sumo Association is calling for the wrestlers heads. He is quoted as saying,

 

“It’s unbelievable that they played golf at a time like this. I would dismiss them.”

 

 

 

You can read more about the scandal on the website cibersumo.com.

 

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