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The organizer of a spring sumo tour on Thursday said the sport’s governing body requested that girls be excluded from an event in which school-aged children joined wrestlers in the dohyō (ring).

An official of the Japan Sumo Association in charge of the tour in Shizuoka called the organizer on April 4 and asked that girls be barred from taking part in last Sunday’s event, according to the organizer.

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