Gambling

Japan Rocked By Sumo Scandals

Police in Japan shocked the nation by announcing they have found evidence of match fixing in the 2,000-year-old sport of sumo wrestling. Messages recovered from several wrestlers' phones suggest they planned the outcome of matches down to the winning moves. Match fixing is serious business for some gamblers who often stake thousands of yen on the outcome. Nine wrestlers have been summoned by Japan's sumo association for an emergency meeting on the allegations. No one is likely to be charged, since match-fixing isn't illegal, but it's another in a long line of scandals that have tarnished sumo's reputation.