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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Wrestlers Test Positive for Marijuana

TOKYO — Two Russian sumo wrestlers have tested positive for marijuana use, two weeks after another Russian was banned for life from the sport after being arrested on suspicion of possessing the drug.

Roho and Hakurozan, who are brothers, tested positive after urine tests carried out on a total of 69 wrestlers. Shohei Onishi, an official on the Japan Sumo Association's anti-doping panel, announced the results Tuesday.

The tests were carried out after Russian wrestler Wakanoho was banned for life by the association and arrested for marijuana possession. Wakanoho's dismissal — the first for an active wrestler — was announced after an emergency meeting of the JSA executive board.

The association did not immediately announce whether Roho and Hakurozan would be punished. The two were also being questioned by Tokyo police, according to a police official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the case was under investigation.