05 February 2009

Oh no, first swimmers now sumo wrestlers.

WTF is the problem? First, its not easy to gain that much weight without munchies. Its not like they're taking stimulants or analgesics before wrestling, or even the american-prole-dreaded steroids or other growth / performance enhancers. Not that there's anything wrong with that, either.

But the nips are even more puritannical / provincial than americans.

TOKYO (AP) -- Sumo wrestlers with pot bellies, yes. Sumo wrestlers with pot? Now that's harder to grapple with.

In the past six months, four wrestlers have been kicked out of the ancient sport for allegedly smoking marijuana, creating the biggest drugs-in-sports scandal that Japan has ever seen.