Sumo wrestling tumbles back into form

Ancient Japanese sport recovers from myriad of scandals.

    Japan's traditional sport of Sumo wrestling is trying to repair its bruised image. Despite having weathered many scandals, including the death of a trainee - revelations of match fixing a year ago proved to be the tipping point.

    But notwithstanding all the negative publicity, the first Grand Sumo tournament of the year has started in the capital Tokyo, and has already lured hundreds of eager fans still enamoured of the age-old past-time.

    Al Jazeera's Anu Nathan reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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