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Japan's sumo scandal
National sport tainted by new allegations of gambling and organised crime.
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2010 02:59 GMT

A major scandal is brewing in Japan's sumo wrestling arena, with revelations of links to organised crime threatening to hurt the traditional Japanese sport.

The sport is already in decline, but the latest revelations are cutting deeper into the heart of Japanese culture, where wrestlers are highly revered.

Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports from Nagoya.

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