• Kyodo News


The results of the first random drug tests ever conducted on sumo wrestlers last month all turned out negative, the Japan Sumo Association said Thursday.

Isenoumi, who heads a board tasked with ridding the ancient national sport of illegal drugs, hazing and other problems tarnishing its image, revealed that 103 wrestlers, stablemasters and other sumo officials who underwent urine tests on April 22 all tested negative.

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