Japan Sumo Association Expels Wrestler Kotomitsuki

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July 5 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Mike Firn reports on a decision by Japan’s sumo association yesterday to remove wrestler Kotomitsuki and stablemaster Otake over their involvement in baseball gambling. Kotomitsuki holds the sport’s second-highest rank of ozeki, or champion, while Otake is a former wrestler who took over as head of his stable after retiring. The centuries-old sport is seeking to protect its 8.5 billion yen ($97 million) in annual tournament revenue and repair a reputation already tarnished in recent years by allegations of assault, trainee abuse and drug use. Bloomberg's Linzie Janis also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)


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