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The Japan Sumo Association has been questioned by the government over reports that hate speech was directed at Mongolian ozeki Terunofuji during the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, according to a source close to the association.

Media reports said Terunofuji became the target of jeers and taunts after his controversial 14th-day victory in the tourney, when he was tied for the lead with debutant yokozuna Kisenosato. He entered the day’s bout with a 12-1 record before slapping down sekiwake Kotoshogiku.

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