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The Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament will start a week earlier than normal in 2020 to avoid a scheduling clash with the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The Japan Sumo Association announced its grand tournament schedules for 2019 and 2020 on Thursday. The 15-day Nagoya tourney, which will finish on July 21, 2019, will conclude on July 19, 2020, five days before the Olympics kick off in Tokyo.

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